Academic Exploration

Academic ExplorationPhilosophy

Past results do not define who you are, and past grades are not necessarily a sign
of a lack of intelligence or ability. College achievement involves much more than
content knowledge. Time management, learning strategies (ie: Active Recall, Interleaving, Pomodoro Method, etc.), testing techniques, critical thinking, and other vital components all play
important roles; and students must first learn how to use the tools they need before
they can be expected to use them. Academic exploration provides the training ground
for the development of these skills with a strong emphasis on growth mindset. 

As with any support service, improvement becomes evident when students carry out the
plans discussed during the exploration sessions. Simply attending these sessions and
talking about helpful changes won’t be enough. Academic exploration seeks not to solve
problems for students, but to provide support and guidance for students to develop
the problem solving, resource gathering, and critical thinking skills they need to
reach their goals.



The key to academic success can be described as puzzle pieces. Even if lacking just
one of these key components, students will miss out on the opportunity to achieve
their highest potential. Our ACE coaches can offer you the tools to complete your