The mission of Online Learning Coaches, LLC is to help students achieve success in education while alleviating the strain on parents by having a third-party help monitor their child’s studies.
Online Learning Coaches, LLC offers three rate options to fit the needs of all families. Contract with us for a week, a month, or an entire semester! Ask about our multi-child discounts for families with more than one student partaking in online learning. Payment is due prior to the start of the program and can be made by cash, credit card or check.
Online curriculums and their courses operate on a semester basis. The 1st semester typically starts at the end of August and ends during the third week of December. The 2nd semester begins at the start of January and typically concludes during the second week in June.
Online Learning Coaches, LLC uses a combination of different media sources to facilitate our daily check-ins. Listed below are the media outlets currently being used.
- Google Classroom
- Face Time
In education students need support. They are expected to take several classes at once and be self-disciplined as an adolescent to stay on task and complete all of the required work. Up until now it is typical for a parent to attempt to help manage their child’s work. Although a great concept, it does not always work due to life demands and the strain it puts on a parent/child relationship. Consistently checking in, monitoring progress in each course, helping answer questions and motivating a child is very challenging for any adult not in the educational field let alone a parent. Teenagers often respond better to a nonparental adult which is where a Learning Coach comes in. They take over the role of monitor by helping to manage your child’s education.
Online Learning Coaches, LLC is NOT an online curriculum with teachers who instruct. It is an independent service that supports students and their families once they have selected or enrolled in one of the FREE online curriculums. Many states currently contract with K12 and Connections Academy. These online platforms offer courses and certified teachers who will be instructing your child.
The online software and teachers assigned to each of these programs are responsible for the curriculum and instruction. Each course taken by your child will have their own teacher who explains content via live virtual sessions, answers student questions, provides assignments and assigns grades. They, of course, are the experts on what they offer. Online Learning Coaches, LLC is NOT affiliated with either program. It is a support service established to optimize the online learning experience for students and alleviate the required demands on parents. For a list of services that Online Learning Coaches, LLC offers visit the Our Services page.
Online Learning Coaches, LLC and teachers play pivotal roles in the success of education for students. The majority of time and work is done by the student, teacher, and school work monitor; nonetheless, it is still the parent who holds the most influence over their child. Due to this, the monitors at Online Learning Coaches, LLC stay in regular contact with parents. Whether your child is doing well or struggling, the learning coach will keep you informed so that you can be your child’s biggest cheerleader!
Both K12 Online Public Schools and Connections Academy require that students be logged on daily for attendance within their online platforms. If participation and progress are determined by the Online Learning Coach during daily check-ins, the Online Learning Coach will fulfill the requirement of electronically logging that your child attended school.
Yes. Similar to extracurricular activities, students enrolled in online courses are eligible to register for courses offered in local brick and mortar public schools. This too can be an overwhelming process for any online home education family to tackle on their own. If requested, Online Learning Coaches can investigate what your local school district offers for courses, information about each course and what is needed to register. Any required paperwork or contact information will be provided to the family.
Are students who enroll in online courses able to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports and clubs at local public schools?
Yes. Students enrolled in online courses can participate in all extracurricular activities at local public schools. Your child can do anything ranging from playing on a sports team to joining a school club to playing in the school band. Extracurricular activities are wonderful opportunities for any student to grow and socialize. Navigating the details surrounding these activities can sometimes be a daunting task, especially when the student doesn’t attend the school on a daily basis. Online Learning Coaches know exactly where to find this information and can notify students and parents of upcoming opportunities at local schools. All information will be provided throughout the school year as requested.
As a parent, you have several options for educating your child at home. The more traditional method is when the parent takes on the role of the teacher. The parent oversees all educational responsibilities such as curriculum choice, content instruction, and credit distribution. Rewarding when successfully implemented, this method is time-consuming and a major responsibility for the parent.
Another option is the online approach. Many people are unaware that several states offer FREE online public elementary, middle and high school curriculums. Once enrolled in an online program, students work from home on computers often loaned to them by their state. Students take a placement test and then are assigned classes taught by certified teachers through a blend of live online courses and other online resources. This method of homeschooling requires the assistance of a Learning Coach.
The role of the Learning Coach is to oversee the child’s educational progress on a daily basis. It was previously encouraged that this role is filled by a parent, but successful alternatives now exist like Online Learning Coaches.