Acting as Learning Coaches, parents manage the home classroom—motivating and monitoring students as they complete assignments and progress through the curriculum. The role evolves as students mature and Learning Coaches and our teachers adjust their involvement, considering the student’s grade level, individual needs, and level of independence. In the elementary years, the Learning Coach plays a substantial day-to-day role facilitating instruction. In the middle school and high school years, the Learning Coach becomes more of a mentor and guide as the student becomes increasingly responsible for his/her studies.
While the role of Learning Coaches is less time-intensive for parents of part-time Pearson Online Academy students, these parents are also critical in providing age- and ability-appropriate supervision.