IB/Organizational Skills Coach
Hi there! My name is Sophie. I am from Vienna, Austria with American roots and graduated with a bi-lingual IB diploma from the Vienna International School. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University College Utrecht, with a major in Psychology, and a Master of Science degree in Pedagogical Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. I specialized in “Youth at Risk” and completed a semester of research at Yale University in New York.
Having grown up in a bilingual household with parents from different backgrounds (including one who is an IB school leader), I relate strongly to Third Culture Kids and the IB world with all their challenges. As an Academic and Teen Coach, my speciality areas include school adjustment, resilience and risk processes, parent and peer influences and intervention essentials - all necessary to create a successful learning environment. I also support students with PYP, MYP, DP and CP content, procedures, assessments, and deadlines. In addition, I have experience as a one-to-one support specialist for the Autism Society Austria, gaining further knowledge about neurodiversity and SEN students, particularly in an international and Montessori environment.
I also work for the non-profit organization, Girls Gearing Up International Leadership Academy, equipping the next generation of female leaders to change the world! I am a big advocate for gender equality and have done extensive research surrounding mental health within the LGBTQ+ teen community. Supporting students to reach their full potential academically as well as socially is my main goal!
Outside of work you can find me at the cinema, pottery club, buying one too many Yankee candles, or supporting my passion for animals and traveling!
I specalize in: Teen Life Coaching, IB Study Skills, Organizational Skills, Personal Projects, English, Math (to grade 6), Social Skills, Culture Shock, TCKs, International Baccalaureate (IB) requirements
What Clients Say
"The best thing about Sophie is that she makes learning fun for the kids. She has had such a positive influence on their learning attitudes from the very first lesson they have had with her. She encourages them, motives them and meets them where they are. They feel more confident now working with her. Her ability to switch between German and English throughout the lesson is a huge benefit for the kids. It has been a wonderful experience working with Sophie and we feel very lucky to have her support"