The Role of a Learning Coach: Guiding Success for Online Students
What does a Learning Coach do?
A Learning Coach is a parent, relative, sibling, or legal guardian who supports a K12 student’s education journey at home. By stepping into this role, you can set your student up for success in our K12 environment and beyond.
Keep your learner on target
While K12 teachers instruct, Learning Coaches provide additional structure and support, helping students meet and exceed their learning goals.
Power of community
Unable to fill this role? No problem. Select another family member, friend, or trusted adult to serve as your student’s Learning Coach.
What to expect
Every student has different learning needs, making your journey just as unique. However, Learning Coaches are generally responsible for:
Facilitating the daily learning process (hours vary by grade level)
Providing ongoing academic support and guidance
Keeping their student on track with coursework and attendance
Communicating and collaborating with teachers to tailor the K12 learning experience
Incorporating healthy breaks and social opportunities
A peek inside the K12 process
Online school doesn’t have to be isolating or disconnected. With K12, you can help your student become an independent learner—and connect with the world around them.
A day in the life of an experienced Learning Coach
Here’s how Amanda navigated the Learning Coach life as her children progressed through their K12 learning journeys.
The average Learning Coach time commitment
Be very hands-on and available during most of the school day at this early stage
Keep your young learner motivated and on track
Show what to do each day and how to do it
Make sure your student attends live Class Connect sessions
Help your student begin to manage her or his time as a fledgling independent learner
Organize course materials and help your child build reading and writing skills
Lead offline activities
Continue to ensure your student’s participation in live Class Connect sessions
Redirect your learner to schoolwork when distractions arise
Actively support your child’s growth towards independent learning
Work to develop your student’s time-management skills
Support your child in becoming a fully independent learner
Bolster your student’s time management and ensure Class Connect attendance
Continue to foster motivation and focus on schoolwork in the face of distractions
Encourage your student to achieve the key milestone of high school graduation
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Being a Learning Coach comes with many rewards—and community is one of them. Whether you have questions or need advice, K12 supports you with a safe digital space to collaborate with other Learning Coaches.
As part of our Learning Coach Community, you can:
Build relationships with other Learning Coaches around the country
Access relevant digital resources that drive student success
Participate in active online discussion boards
Receive guidance from our Customer Support Champions