The ACE Differentiator

Our Strategy

ACE utilizes a “push up” strategy instead of the traditional “pull up” strategy.

We guide from the side, students do the work.

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Students Will:

  • Stand on the shoulders of ACE coaches, using their own strength to pull themselves up and over the wall
  • Implement hands-on strategies in a learning lab environment
  • Take responsibility for their development while learning how to navigate academic and personal challenges.
  • Own their own accomplishments, and are able to say, “I did it”

Our Methodology

The ACE coaching methodology was designed on the findings of Carol Dweck's book called Growth Mindset which describes the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Putting in extra time and effort leads to higher achievement.

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Benefits of ACE
  • Improve the overall retention rate of College Freshman
  • Students set their own GPA targets aimed to achieving a 3.0 or higher
  • Empower students how to take responsibility for their own academic outcomes
  • Students enrolled in colleges across the country. Extended reach; virtual one-to-one coaching.
  • Students experience Onboarding 4-10 weeks before college or during winter break
  • Goal: Graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Calls and agenda are student-driven
  • Self-Directed
  • Independent
  • Empower
  • Coach uses inquiry method; students problem solve
  • Students “own” their development
  • Shared responsibilities between students and coaches
  • We guide from the side
  • Students are usually enrolled at the same college. Limited reach; face-to-face coaching.
  • Bridge programs can be separate or in conjunction with first year seminar
  • Goal: Graduate but with an unstated GPA target
  • Calls and agenda are coach-driven
  • Directed
  • Co-Dependent or Dependent
  • Enable
  • Coaches direct and provide solutions/answers
  • Coaches “own” it