Academic Coaching

Signet’s unique approach to academic coaching gives students the tools and support needed to achieve greater success throughout school and life. Discover and meet your full potential!

Signet's coaching is based on our proprietary framework, The Five Academic Keys™. Our student-centered philosophy allows you to set and work towards goals that matter to you. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

Regardless of course or major, mastering key executive function and life skills are vital to long-term success. This involves mastering skills such as organization, time management, project planning, and effective studying. With Signet, it also includes increasing motivation, confidence, and self-advocacy. Coaching is student-led, which means we work with students to set goals that are meaningful to them, then co-create the plan for reaching those goals.


School is about more than learning the subject material. We can help you address a wide range of issues ranging from executive functioning to essential life skills.

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Connecting to your individual motivation, goals, and vision from the start, we help you understand what you want and how to most effectively get there.

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While long-term success is an important focus, Signet clients also see short-term benefits such as completed assignments, better grades, and more positive attitudes.

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You will be paired with a coach who cares deeply about each student as an individual, and is an expert at empowering them to reach their highest level of potential.

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Where You May Need Help

  • Gaps between potential and performance
  • High stress levels related to schoolwork
  • Poor time management
  • Low motivation
  • Lack of consistency
  • Poor short- and long-term planning skills
  • Disorganization
  • Learning differences
  • General academic well-being
  • Mild to moderate ADHD
  • Concentration issues
  • Turning work in late
  • Ineffective study habits
  • Tendency to procrastinate
  • Executive functions challenges

The Signet Method



Your Signet coaching plan begins with a highly personalized and in-depth discovery session with the student (and parents, if the student is not yet an adult). In this intake session, we will:

  • Understand why the student is seeking academic coaching
  • Learn about specific academic challenges the student is facing
  • Start to create a picture of what the student wants to gain from coaching and how to move forward
  • Get parental feedback as needed to make sure everybody is on the same page regarding expectations


Together, you and your coach will create a practical and positive plan to improve your process and outcomes. In these student one-on-one coaching sessions, we will:

  • Confirm what we’ve uncovered during discovery, and dive deeper as needed
  • Formulate one to three clear academic goals for the student
  • Work toward the goals, skill-building and troubleshooting along the way
  • Reflect on what’s been working and what needs to improve


Throughout the academic coaching sessions, your coach will help you implement changes so that you’ll painlessly build habits for long-term success. Your coach will:

  • Observe without judgement, pay attention to progress, and acknowledge results
  • Help you work towards short-term and long-term goals
  • Assess your progress on an ongoing basis
  • Suggest adjustments as needed to keep you moving forward

Signet Education not only helped guide me into a competitive college, but gave me the academic skill-set I needed in order to perform there at a really high level. The organizational tutors at Signet have given me the diverse skills to excel at studying, writing papers, and managing my time. I definitely wouldn't be able to perform at my current level without their guidance.”

— S. R., Student

Individual results may vary.

Interested? Drop us a line to find out what Signet can do for you.

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Our Academic Coaches

Andrea W. - Academic Coaching in Cambridge
Andrea W.
Endicott College
Andrea is Signet's Director of Operations and one of our top academic coaches. In her administrative role, Andrea makes sure Signet always runs smoothly and is a fun and productive place for all of our employees. When she works as a coach, she takes a student driven approach to encourage introspection and reflection. Her students... read more...
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Andrew F. - Homework Help in Cambridge
Andrew F.
Princeton University
Andy received a BA from Princeton University, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After being awarded the Annenberg Fellowship to teach at the prestigious Eton College in the U.K., he began his Ph.D in Music Theory at Harvard University, receiving the degree in 2014. He has taught at Harvard for 10 years as... read more...
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Freddy L. - Expository Writing in Cambridge
Freddy L.
Saint Michaels College
When hired by Signet, Freddy was extensively trained and vetted as an academic coach. His prior experience working as a residential counselor for Spectrum Youth & Family Services in Burlington, VT, a transitional housing program for local homeless youth, has given him a deep understanding of young people and has made him an excellent... read more...
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Holly S. - Essay Editing in Cambridge
Holly S.
Indiana University
After graduating high school as valedictorian and National Merit Scholar, Holly attended Bowdoin College, where she earned a BA in Russian with Honors. She then went on to receive an MA in comparative literature and a PhD in comparative literature and American studies from Indiana University. At IU, her dedication to college teaching... read more...
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Elisabeth B. - Academic Coaching in Cambridge
Elisabeth B.
Bentley University
Elisabeth graduated magna cum laude from Bentley University in 2008 with her bachelor's in marketing. She then graduated magna cum laude with an MBA. This educational background has enabled her to become a strong analytical and strategic thinker with exceptional work ethic, creativity, and interpersonal skills. She tutors in a variety... read more...
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Hold your sessions at Signet headquarters in Cambridge, MA, or in-home in the Greater Boston area.


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