Learning coach responsibilities

When families are actively involved in the learning process, children realize the importance of their education.

As a family service organization, the entire family is involved in the education process. A family member serves as a learning coach so they can better understand the educational needs of the child.

What is a learning coach?

Learning coaches have great flexibility in scheduling their child's daily routine. The virtual learning management system allows for monitoring attendance and ensuring their learners are completing assignments and taking the required state assessments.

CCA teachers want to work with family members to ensure the child is successful. That is why learning coaches remain in contact with teachers by phone, in person or electronically.

Operating as a team, learning coaches and teachers also communicate on a regular basis to plan and update curriculum-based assessments.

What are the responsibilities of the learning coach?

In general, the responsibilities of learning coaches change as a child advances through school. Typically, elementary school learners require the most support from learning coaches; however, this support decreases as learners advance to middle and high school.

Elementary school

Elementary school learners need a great deal of support from their learning coaches. During these years, coaches can expect to:

  • Spend about five hours each day monitoring coursework and helping with lessons.
  • Establish daily schedule that includes various activities and study breaks.
  • Communicate regularly with the teacher.
  • Track learner's progress.
  • Review lessons and record attendance daily.

Middle school

During the middle school years, learning coaches take a small step back while learners work more closely with subject-specific teachers. During these years, coaches can expect to:

  • Devote two to three hours each day overseeing their child’s schoolwork.
  • Help with lessons.
  • Track learner's progress and grades.
  • Refer learners to teachers as needed.
  • Have ongoing communications with teachers.
  • Review lessons and record attendance daily.

High school

Once learners reach high school, they start taking a more active role in their education. To encourage growth, learning coaches now:

  • Spend 30 minutes each day monitoring schoolwork.
  • Verify all assignments and exams are completed.
  • Communicate regularly with teachers and attend conferences.
  • Record daily attendance.