Succeeding through high school...
Learning with ease
Problems at school? Poor grades? Exam nerves? Poor concentration? School frustration? Lack of self-confidence? – Our coaching helps high school students to overcome their problems at school.
Learning is a fundamental ability of us humans. A young child associates learning with play and joy. Later in school, many children and teenagers experience difficulties with learning which may limit highly their opportunities in adult live. Our personalized coaching can give them a new perspective.
Our coaching is not about catching up on school material as in tutoring, but about finding a learning strategy that respects the unique personality of each adolescent. Our support takes into account the abilities, strengths and ways of doing things of each individual person. As a result, everyone finds their own way to master the challenges at school in the best possible way. We offer our learning coaching for adolescents in Geneva and in Bern.
Reasons for a Learning Coaching
There are many reasons to seek coaching for your adolescent:
You are dissatisfied with his or her performance at school.
You notice a strong fear of exams and failure
You perceive a lack of motivation for school
You hear complaints from the school
You notice a great lack of self-confidence in the adolescent
Prerequisite for Your Coaching
Your son or your daughter must be ready to come to meet us for a first session where we will discuss the potential outcome. Afterwards, they are free to decide whether or not to continue with the coaching.
Your teen will work on the issue that he or she finds relevant at the moment and develops a fitting way of dealing with it. This will always be a step in the right direction.
How to support your adolescent?
Being a parent means preparing your children for their life on their own. This involves encouraging your child's sense of personal responsibility, independence and self-confidence. This is not a trivial task. From a certain age, your children want to and should gradually become responsible for their life. It is up to you as a parent to offer them the best conditions now so that they can have a satisfying and successful adult life later.
You may be concerned that your teenager is not on the best track. Although your options to intervene are limited you want to avoid blaming yourself later for not doing the best you could.
Our coaching helps your child to find an appropriate solution in a manner that suits their personality so that later they will not regret it in the future - and neither will you.
What Would The Coaching Look Like?
During the first session we look discuss with young people their needs and the issues they want to tackle. At the same time they get to know your personal learning coach, Beat Edelmann, and can decide whether they would like to continue the coaching with him. In many cases, a single session is sufficient when it is just a matter of adjusting the learning strategy.
In the case of more persistent blockages, the following sessions will allow teenager and young adults to acquire the necessary tools to overcome them and achieve the result they wants.
If helpful, adolescents can take our optional personality test which will give them additional information and insights on their personality, their individual way of feeling, thinking and acting. The test results may also be useful for you as a parent so that you can better take into account any personality traits that you may have not become aware of previously.
The coaching process takes place in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. You can trust our methods.
The Scientific Basis of Our Methods
Our approach was developed by the Zurich psychologist Nicole Bruggmann, who has been working with adolescents for more than twenty years. Her work is mainly based on the tools designed by the universities of Zurich and Osnabrück which enabled her to counsel young people during very difficult periods for them.
Self-management: The ISMZ of the University of Zurich has created tools to change one's behavior and regulate one's emotions with ease.
Personality Analysis: The PSI theory developed at the University of Osnabrück explains how our personality operates and this knowledge is precious for organizing the learning process in the best possible manner.
These methods are based on the latest findings in motivational psychology and neuroscience. The effectiveness of the tools have been confirmed in countless scientific studies. Teachers, career coaches and business coaches have been using them successfully for over 20 years.
Message for Teachers and Instructors of Young People
It hurts you to see young people fail and not realize their potential. And often you are all too aware of your own limitations, because you know that the decision and motivation must come from the young persons themselves.
Proposing coaching to the parents is a helpful measure and at the same time an investment that brings satisfying results to all sides. It is comforting to know that you have done your utmost for the young person.
Learn more about us!
Would you like to know more about our learning coaching services? – Get in touch with us:
Coaching for expat kids
Our coaching is also aimed at expatriate teenagers and young adults who are struggling to cope with a new and unfamiliar environment
In our new coaching room in Geneva, we offer coaching sessions for adolescents for 87 francs each until November 30th, 2023.
Our website for young people
Our Swiss Learning Coach website is aimed directly at adolescents. Your son or your daughter will find information about our coaching that will give them a good idea of our approach.