During an initial one-hour consultation, the student will meet with their Arete Coach, hand-picked to match specialized learning disciplines, specific subject area needs of the students, diagnosed learning issues, and individual personalities.
In their first session, the Coach and student define clear academic goals. For example, if they commit to bringing a C grade to an A-, the Coach and student will create an action plan to achieve this goal, as well as a coaching structure of scheduled sessions, phone calls and/or emails to guide the student into action. The intensity of the schedule will depend on the individual student’s needs. Generally, the goal is to wean a student from coaching, which can be discussed after the initial consultation. Students are often required to set up a weekly “coaching check-in time.” This can range from 15 minutes to half an hour and allows for the Coach and student to monitor progress.