Testimonials

Testimonials

“We have a very smart daughter who continued to struggle academically.  We put her in traditional tutoring and utilized the school resources, but nothing made an impact.  As the workload increased our frustration and our daughter’s self-esteem, all worsened. Let me tell you the difference that Peak Academic Coaching has made for our family.  They have helped provide her with skill sets to be successful vs. just academic tutoring. She now manages herself, she has learned to prioritize, and we see an immediate impact that will prepare her for her junior and senior year in high school, as well as college. We highly recommend Josh and his team at Peak Academic Coaching.”

~ Tess Alecxih – Johns Creek, GA

“We chose PAC when we were referred by a neighbor who had good results with PAC and their kids. The biggest concern we had with our son, prior to working with Peak Academic Coaching, were his lack of study skills, testing skills and his ability to produce good results in testing. After working with PAC, our son has developed significantly improved study skills, testing skills and has greatly improved his overall GPA. Our overall our experience with PAC has been excellent and we have been pleased with the progress and the results associated with the program as well as the coaches that have worked with our son. What matters most to us is that our son has the foundation he needs to succeed in life, everything from study skills, to testing skills and learning what it takes to be successful from an academic and professional perspective, and we believe that PAC has made a significant and positive difference in all of these areas.”

~ Bill Pumphrey – Suwanee GA

“I would highly recommend Peak Academic Coaching for your tutoring needs.  After having maintained a rigorous curriculum with a strong GPA and being very busy with athletics and service work, my daughter’s confidence began to go down when she began struggling with her AP calculus class.  She had trouble getting help from the teacher as she did not feel comfortable asking questions with so many students that were doing fine.  We also tried to a tutoring place where they had 3 students per session but it was hard to get individual attention and their hours were not very flexible.   Towards the end of the first semester, we were fortunate to have found Josh Smith at Peak Academic Coaching who immediately found her a tutor that she could be comfortable with.  He is very dependable, easy going and knows how to explain the material in a way that is easier to follow.   They get together twice a week and from the moment he arrives, they connect very easily and are engaged with work the entire time but also in a fun way where they are able to talk freely and not feel judged.  This has been a terrific way to build up her confidence and help her learn that getting help is okay even if you are a great student.  Both Josh and the tutor are also flexible with the schedule and have been very nice with the schedule to accommodate her athletic demands.  We only wish we could have found them sooner!    “

~ Gladys Tejeda – Johns Creek, Ga

“How do you spell school success?  – PEAK ACADEMIC COACHING !  It has been 5 years and 3 children ago that we began working with the staff at Peak.  Each of our children has had different academic and organizational needs through their school years, including Dyslexia.  The great thing about the Peak Coaches is that they really help enable the whole student – not just give them the answers – Peak Coaches teach children how to find the answers and lead them to master schoolwork on their own.  We have recommended the Peak Academic Coaching team to many friends and neighbors and will continue to support their mission to help kids succeed!”

~Charlotte Martin – Suwanee, GA

“Our son as ADHD, language processing and auditory processing issues that inhibit his learning. Peak Academic Coaching was recommended to us by a friend. So glad we made the call to Josh. From the minute we met with Josh, we knew he “got” the learning situation. Our son needed more than tutoring, he needed a mentor that really cared how he was doing. All of the tutors Josh has sent to us are proficient in the classes our son needs help with. Our son’s report cards reflect that the help he is receiving works. We’re no longer our sons taskmaster, but are able to be parents that support his work.”

~ Julie Rice – Dunwoody, Ga

“Peak Academic Coaching has helped our son with study and organizational skills. The coach teaches him different study techniques, guides him on planning out his week and managing his time, as well as setting goals and meeting them. Our son, who has always been a strong student, now has a framework and method. This will serve him well throughout high school, college and beyond. Thank you Peak Academic Coaching!”

~ Kristin Carlin – Duluth, GA

“Our family has benefited from using the tutors at Peak Academic Coaching for the past three years in order to reinforce skills taught in the classroom, improve time management skills, and to gain confidence in subject matters. Josh has been great at listening and working with us to find the best tutor for our boys. It is nice to have someone come to our home to work individually with skills and concepts. Our tutor not only works with the academics but develops a personal relationship with our boys which helps to make them feel more comfortable working one on one. He holds my boys accountable for their work and progress while at the same time giving them tips, different ways to study, and helps to build their confidence. Using Peak Academic Coaching has been a great extension of the classroom for our family.”

~Donna Braswell – Duluth, GA

“We’ve used Peak Academic Coaching for the past four years. They’ve worked to carefully match our child’s needs with the appropriate tutor.  Our tutor has worked to keep our child better organized and worked with him on time management skills.  He also worked to instill better study habits by using his time more efficiently.  My son actually enjoys working with his tutor and I feel it takes pressure off of me as a parent. “

~ Janine Kourieh – Duluth, GA

“I want to share the very positive experience that our family has had with Peak Academic Coaching.  Our son struggled through the 7th grade and we were desperate to make some changes for him to help him become more successful before going into high school.  The summer before 8th grade we had him tested and he was diagnosed with ADD.  In addition to trying out some medication, our psychologist told us about academic coaching services.  Josh matched us up with an excellent high school senior to serve as my son’s coach.  From the very onset of 8th grade, my son’s grades greatly improved and he showed much better personal responsibility for his school work.  I believe having a high school senior as a mentor helped my son relate easily to him and they developed a fast rapport.  Weekly, the coach worked on organizational skills, goal setting/tracking, time management, study skills and tutoring as needed in all areas.  We quickly saw a great boost in our son’s confidence level and self-esteem as a result of better outcomes on tests and seeing how his hard work paid off.  From a parent perspective, I appreciated the fact that I didn’t have to be the one to hold him accountable as much.  With the help of a coach, my son took on more responsibility and the accountability shifted to himself and his coach.  This helped improve our relationship because it wasn’t me “hounding” him all the time about school!  Our coach has been very invested and dedicated to our son and been flexible with our schedule and needs.  As much as the coach has helped my son, he was also an invaluable resource for me as we are transitioning and registering our son for high school.  He’s helped guide us by laying out a “road map” of optimal courses and providing personal insight on how best to prepare for college admissions.  I think our coach is a relatable, positive example for our son to look to as he enters his next academic stage.  We’re very pleased with the academic improvements we’ve seen in my son over the past 7 months and we attribute a good part of that to our dedicated coach!”

~ Susan Pope – Suwanee, Ga

“Happy wife (and mom) happy life! If you long for no nagging of the children about their organization and schoolwork, Peak is a terrific option for you! We have valued our tutor for two years now and honestly, I don’t know how we survived without him.  We initially connected with Josh and explained our needs and his recommendation was perfect for our family. His knowledge of the subject matter and ability to connect with our son has proven invaluable. Another benefit too is how understanding and wiling the company is to adjusting to our needs.  They are careful to evaluate the child’s work load, sports schedule, etc. to ensure schoolwork doesn’t slide during a busy semester and they recommend adjustments as necessary.
We feel blessed to have found Peak and our tutor! Thank you both for the peace you have helped bring our school nights!”

~ Nicole Olinger – Duluth Ga

“Our son has ADD and for years had been struggling with school. His homework took entirely too long, and his grades were mediocre at best. His confidence at school was completely destroyed. As it applied to the entire school experience, both he and we were miserable. Three years ago, we hired Peak Academic Coaching to work with him weekly. Our tutor has been excellent when working with our son, and has a deep knowledge of all of the subject matter for all classes. Today, our son is a junior, is currently taking seven classes – four of which are honors, has a 3.96 GPA, and is looking forward to applying to colleges of his choice. Without question, both his and our lives have been significantly improved by involving Peak Academic Coaching.”

~ Andy Adams – Suwanee, GA

“I would highly recommend Peak Academic Coaching for all your tutoring needs. They have done an awesome job of matching the right tutor to my son’s needs. They have very experienced tutors in every subject matter. The tutors are very conscientious. They show up on time and ready to work each week. They really care about helping my child succeed.

Peak Academic Coaching tutors have made an incredible difference in the success my son has had in his toughest academic subjects, including Honors and AP classes. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable and they know how to teach strategic study skills that result in a better understanding of the subject matter. This translates to better grades.

Peak Academic Coaching is so much more than tutoring. Through the PAC program, they teach your child the skills they need to organize themselves, manage their time, set goals and become independent so they are on top of their studies. No more tasking after my child! The result is better grades, a more independent student and happy parents.”

~ Dorothy Powell – Duluth, GA

“I would highly recommend Peak Academic Coaching. Not only did they offer the specific tutoring for academic subjects, they also helped organize and time manage my child’s homework and study load. The tutor they matched us with was a perfect match for our son. He was athletic and was able to connect with him and gain respect and a friendship. He was always on time and when we needed to make some changes to our schedule because of extra-curricular activities they were very helpful in trying to accommodate our needs as possible. I feel like they helped my son with more than just tutoring but learning a life style of studying and time management. It was always a pleasure having him in our home and I appreciated his dedication and commitment to my son’s academics. Thank you!! “

~ Kelly Payne – Duluth, Ga

“As the mother of four children, two of whom were accepted recently to Georgia Tech, I can’t say enough about our years of experience with Peak Academic Coaching. My children had struggled with understanding certain subjects being taught at school. Their Peak Academic Coaching tutors took the time to frame the information in a way that was easy for them to understand and that translated into good grades.

I have found that sometimes having tutors who are able to motivate my younger children while taking the time to break subjects down to their level has been another key to their success. As a busy mom having someone else monitor and keep the kids on track has also been very helpful. Developing those good habits early translated into extremely motivated and successful students.

Our family has found Peak Academic Coaching helpful even throughout college. One of our boys began to struggle right before a college final. He called Josh and told him he was in over his head and needed help ASAP. Josh saved the day by arranging a competent tutor for the very next day. The tutor spent hours with our son who ended up making an A on his final.

We are very thankful that someone recommend Peak Academic Coaching to us years ago. It has helped our children not just become good students but excellent students who are in the top of their class.”

~ Kim Avery – Sugar Hill, GA

“Higher grades. A happier family and home environment (no more homework battles for this mom…well…almost none). A more confident and self-sufficient student. A phenomenal coach who is reliable, flexible and possesses a deep command of all subjects. I could write pages about these benefits and attributes associated with our Peak Academic Coaching coach and all of my positive feedback would be what you’d expect to be said. But perhaps what speaks loudest about the caliber of coach we were fortunate enough to get from day one is the fact that my son has gained far more than a tutor over the past 5 years. My son has gained a life mentor, a friend who celebrates the highs and “tough loves” through the academic challenges, a Chick-fil-A buddy, a fellow athlete to compare workout journals and protein bars with, and yes – even the occasional dating advice. Our coach truly gets how my son is wired up and he uses it all to successfully customize his approach each and every week. If only our coach could move to my son’s future college town after next year! THAT is how great our experience has been.”

~ Susan Conley – Duluth, GA

“Since the day that I met my Peak Academic Coaching tutor for my son, I knew it was a perfect match. Both the tutor and my son had so many things in common, and come to find out, the tutor had struggled with similar things that my son was struggling with when he was in school. Instantly I felt like the two of them created a bond that was more than “just a tutor.” At that point, I knew it would not be a struggle for my son to meet with someone weekly, which was great relief to me. My son needed help with math, and ultimately, learning to slow down and list out clear steps to help problem solve across many subject areas.

In addition to tutoring in math, our Peak Academic Coaching tutor helps my son map out a study plan for himself every week. He helps him make flash cards, review sheets, and provides additional problems for him to complete in those areas that he is weak. Every week the tutor gives me an update of how my son is doing and what he needs to improve upon for that week.

I cannot tell you how valuable this tutoring relationship has been for my son over the past four years. We have been so pleased with our tutor that we are now having him work with my son on prepping for the SAT. We have loved Peak Academic Coaching and I have recommended them to many of my good friends. As a mom who places a high value on education, Peak Academic Coaching definitely lives up to their name.”

~ Malia Mixon – Duluth, Ga.

“It is with great pleasure that I am writing this thank you note and recommendation for Josh Smith and the PAC coaches who are always there for our family by listening to & guiding us regarding our son’s education. My son has always been a good student; however, his organizational skills were not always good. He often took a long time to finish his homework & forgot to do things that were due. After we met Josh, he arranged the perfect coach for our son. The coach has encouraged and inspired our son by teaching him skills that have helped him become a more self-motivated, independent student. Josh and the coach truly care about what is going on with our son. My husband and I feel very comfortable talking with Josh and the PAC staff, and sharing our concerns about our son with them.

Our son is a 4th grader now. He has remained on the Dean’s list since working with PAC.

Thank you Josh and coaches for all of your hard work!”

~ Fumiko Hawkes – Duluth, Ga.

“My daughter has received tutoring from Peak Academic Coaching for two years. Peak Academic Coaching has helped her maintain an A in her Honors Chemistry class and math class. Class time in school is not sufficient to competently learn and interpret concepts. PAC helps bridge that gap, solidifying her comprehension. She gains confidence of her knowledge resulting in better preparation and test scores. Their tutors are reliable and knowledgeable. The convenience of in-home tutoring sessions is essential for busy families like ours. We are thankful for Peaks services and would highly recommend them to other families.”

~ Michelle Dickinson – Johns Creek, Ga.

“We have been using Peak Academic Coaching for the past two years for our two children. We have seen such a difference in how they plan out their week for academic studying. They have not only improved and sustained their high GPA, but are able to better prepare themselves an organize their time to succeed in their studies.”

~ Sonja Daye – Duluth, Ga.

“Peak Academic Coaching has been instrumental in my daughter’s organization and preparation for class work and tests this year. The tutors we have been in contact with usually work with us the entire school year. I can’t say enough about the ability to get the work done for school and also keep organized during the school year.
 Thank you!”

~ Tracey Tharp – Suwanee, Ga.

“Our children have benefited greatly through their work with Peak Academic Coaching. They spent several years working on how to manage their schedules and excel at school. Time well spent! Thank you Peak Academic Coaching!!”

~ Bob and Melanie Walton – Duluth, Ga.