Students struggle in school for several reasons. Learning differences, learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia, lack of executive functioning skills, inability to focus on tasks, and social problems are the most common causes of poor academic performance. 

Academic coaching, also called academic success coaching, is a one-on-one, holistic process that helps students overcome the challenges brought about by the demands of school work. It provides students with the necessary tools to help them become capable of undertaking challenging tasks and performing well in class.