Ardis Mangione-Lindley — Founder and Coach

Why I do what I do.

Serendipity. As a classroom teacher of 20 years, the last 15 at Brighton High School, I was once asked to coach a boy through his junior year. His parents and baseball coach knew he understood the material, but there was clearly something standing in his way. I worked with him for 10 months and helped him streamline his approach to homework. After watching his success, I applied the same techniques with dozens of other students and Straight A Coaching was born. At the same time, this individualized approach to supporting smart young students was being implemented across the country, as noted in this New York Times article: Study Finds Academic ‘Coaching’ Boosts Graduation Rates.


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