An academic coach helps students develop better learning skills, such as taking effective lecture notes, preparing for tests, managing time efficiently, and getting the most from your assigned readings. Academic coaches work with students at all levels, whether they are struggling to pass a class, or trying to move their grades up from a B to an A. We work collaboratively with the students, helping the student figure out which learning strategies fit best.
An academic coach can also help students set goals and develop better habits so that the student can achieve their goals. Goals can focus on academics, but can include broader themes as well, such as the desire to create a more balanced life. If you want this type of support, you will commit to sessions with your academic coach for an initial period (often a semester, though this varies), and agree to be held accountable to commitments you make at each session.