Our Mission

Our professional development workshops integrate self-regulated learning into the classroom while fostering brain-friendly learning and effective study strategies for teachers to use and recommend to students. Our offerings also include curriculum for teachers to include in advisory programs to teach students self-regulation and study skills, planners, and our digital platform that promotes self-regulation while hosting as a digital planner. 

Our team

Lauren Price

Director, M.Ed.

Lauren Price, M.Ed., is  the director of Academic Independence Coaching, an educational consulting firm that specializes in subject-specific tutoring and self-regulated learning and now professional development for educators. She founded the company based on the belief that any student can achieve his or her personal best with the right study strategies. Lauren holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Houston with a focus in self-regulated learning. She learned from Dr. Christopher Wolters, a leader in the field who conducted empirical studies at UH into students' self-regulation practices and academic achievement. After working with students one-on-one for over decade, she found she had more students than she could personally serve and created Academic Independence, LLC. Since 2013, the company has served over 500 students and now employs more than 35 employees in Houston and Dallas.   As the Director and Owner, she manages and trains her team of staff and educational consultants while continuing to work personally with a handful of students who have the greatest needs. In 2013, she published How to Achieve Academic Independence, a workbook for students to develop self-regulated learning skills through monitoring. Her most recent achievement has been the transformation of that workbook to a digital platform. Lauren was inspired to study self-regulation after watching her brother struggle with dyslexia and ADHD. He tried working with tutor after tutor, but only overcame his challenges when he took responsibility for his own academic independence. She aims to help every student achieve an “aha!” moment that will help him or her become a truly self-regulated learner. 

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julie Hudek

Training Facilitator

Julie Raye Hudek is a graduate of the University of Texas, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Spanish Teaching. Her expertise lies in Spanish, English, History and our proven self-regulated learning methods. Setting students at ease and creatively conveying complex information are just two talents that define her tutoring style. In her spare time, Julie loves to practice yoga and spend time with her husband, baby boy and silver lab

Zoe Jordan 

Zoe works primarily on meditating the standard flow of operations within the company in order to make a seamless and positive working environment for all employees. Additionally, she is also consulted on to provide optimal business solutions for any issues that may arise on a daily basis. 

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Bailey Brooks

Bailey works primarily as a market strategist and graphic designer, creating content and publishing product campaigns on our media platforms, while managing brand perception across all fronts. 

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