Academic Coaching Specifics

“I thought I was a pretty organized student before I came to college. Then all the course deadlines and expectations began to hit all at once. My Coach helped me to become more organized and learn how to prioritize. Result: a solid GPA.”

College Student

How does Academic Coaching Work?

The process begins with the initial intake consultation during which the coach and student discuss both short and long term goals. An action plan of achievement is developed tailored to the student’s needs. After this, the coach and student work together on a weekly basis. Strengths and obstacles from the past week are noted and used in planning for the upcoming week. After meeting together, the client and coach determine the best approach for continuing the coaching. Many students continue throughout the entire semester and/or school year. This allows students to adopt new habits from learned strategies and make lasting change.

Students receive Academic Coaching in key areas:

  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management: Effective planning and scheduling
  • Avoiding Procrastination
  • Test Preparation, Test Taking Strategies, and Coping with Test Anxiety
  • Reading Comprehension and Rate
  • Note Taking and Study Skills
  • Learning Style Assessment
  • Learning and Study Skills Inventory (LASSI)
  • Memory 101: Increased Retention and Recall.
  • Maintaining Balance: nutrition, rest, social choices, avoiding overload
  • Goal Setting, Long and Short Term Strategic Planning
  • Final Exam Preparation, Creating study guides
  • Mapping weekly study schedule
  • Effective Budgeting
  • Career Advisement and Directional Assessment Tools