FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Interested but not sure where to start? Curious whether this makes sense in your situation?

How is it different from academic tutoring?

Tutoring is about mastering a specific content; coaching is about perfecting the learning process and learning about one self. An academic tutor will into detailed explanations about a specific subject whereas, a coach works with the student to understand what can facilitate learning to occur. The coach will then introduce tools and strategies so that the student will the inherent capability to overcome learning/ academic challenges, be it time management, stress management or motivation.

Is it similar to counselling?

Coaching is not counselling. It is not about sharing your deepest fears or emotions while trying to diagnose a deeper problem. Coaching is focused on helping you create more positive, sustainable action in your life.

Coaching is focused on giving the you the concepts that help will help you navigate Secondary School, Junior College, Polytechnic and University (as well as your University application).

Will you act like a spy for my parents?

I will help with communication. If you want me to hold something confidential, you have that client privilege to do so.

Will there be any homework that has to be completed?

There is no homework as such as it is more about an application of the concepts or tools learnt during a session. For example, after going through Systems & Organisations and one of the agreed action step is to start doing homework by a certain time everyday, then you will go ahead and work on that for the week. At the next session, we will then review what worked and/ or what didn’t work. The whys (then we go into limiting beliefs or motivational values) and then the how to improve the system. 

What happens during a coaching session?

Every programme is personalised to the student, and each session unique to the situation that the student is experiencing. However, a typical session would cover:

CHECK-IN: How has been the past week been? How have you been doing?

QUICK FOLLOW UP: Did you manage to follow through on the agreed action steps?

CONCEPT INTRODUCTION. What skills/ tools that can help me in the coming weeks?

ACTION ITEMS. What action items will you agree to use for the upcoming week?

How frequent will the sessions be?

The session can be weekly or fortnightly depending on you. In between sessions though, there will be informal follow-ups. For example, if the action step is to start homework by 4pm everyday, and if agreed, you will send me a message everyday at 4pm to tell me you are starting on your homework. 

Would I need to purchase any materials?

No. Materials will be provided. We may have a workbook with introductions to the concepts and exercises/ activities which we will go through together during the sessions. Materials provided can serve as a refresher for you after the 10 sessions are over.

Where are the sessions conducted?

Sessions can be conducted face-to-face in person, over the phone or through video-conferencing (through Zoom which does not require any setting up of accounts or software). Video conferencing is preferable as it allows the session to be help in a space which is comfortable for you. In addition, it cuts down on travelling time.

What are the outcomes I can expect?

Graduates of the programme have experienced a range of outcomes including improvement in academic results. They have also articulated finding greater sense of purpose in their studies/ learning and greater motivation in doing well. Parents have commented that relationships between their child have improved due to improved communication.

The programme sounds interesting but I am still unsure?

Contact me to arrange for an no-obligation introductory interview at no charge to experience a snapshot of the programme. The aims of the introductory interview are: 1) to see whether there is a good fit between you and myself 2) experience a couple of the concepts 3) understand the focus that the you would like to have for the programme

  • It's not academic tuition

    Coaching provides the foundation for improvement in your grades and results from knowledge gained in school and tuition class. A good strategy will improve the management of time and maximise learning.

  • It's challenging to be a student

    Marion will work with you to identify your motivational styles and limiting beliefs which will provide the resilience and self-belief that will carry your through stressful or frustrating times that you might face.

  • It goes beyond the academic

    Nowadays, success in school goes beyond academics. Marion will work with you to identify your passion which will facilitate the development of leadership skills, both for school and for life.

Outcomes are achieved through personalised, one-to-one collaboration with you.

Marion will cover the following key concepts:
Building Academic Success, Cultivating Core Life Skills, and Enhancing Personal Leadership & Emotional Intelligence

Marion will work with you on different concepts, skills, strategies and tools that will help you gain clarity and understanding about yourself, and from which, address the challenges that might concern you at the moment.

Coaching is not only for students who are academically weak. It is suitable for all students who strive to better themselves and want to achieve their full potential.

Contact Marion now for an no-obligation Introductory Session.

PARENT FAQ

Do you want to stop nagging about homework and results? Do you want your child to be more confident and have the tools to be successful in school and life?

About Marion

Marion’s vision is of a child, sitting in a classroom, with a smile on her face; happy and confident in her abilities and success. Self-assured, calm and feeling able to “take on the world”.  

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