Academic Coaching


What is an Academic Coach?

Academic Coaches are full-time professionals who work with students one-to-one. Academic Coaches guide you into becoming the most effective, self-regulated learner possible. Academic coaching focuses on learning strategies, life management skills, and earning strong grades.

A coach individualizes appropriate activities based upon your strengths and weaknesses, similar to how an athletic coach or a personal trainer assesses an athlete and develops a training regimen.


You should meet with an academic coach if you:

  • Feel you’re “not doing well” in your classes
  • Feel undue academic pressure
  • Would like to sharpen your learning or life management skills, including: College reading, Managing stress, Motivation and focus, Communicating with instructors, Test-taking strategies, and Time management

How does academic coaching work?

Initial coaching appointments typically last 45 minutes. At the first appointment, the coach assesses your needs and recommends a success plan.

A success plan may include:

  • Follow-up appointments
  • Referrals to academic support services
  • Assignments designed to develop effective learning strategies or time management skills

If a follow-up session is needed, the coach monitors your progress during the semester and works with you on various success strategies.

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