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Learn how to succeed in college!
Come meet with an academic coach. We can help you start your semester off right, help you improve and develop skills, and help you learn how to succeed in college.
What is academic coaching?
Academic coaching is a free service open to all students at Iowa State who wish to understand and apply proven learning strategies. To do so, students work one-on-one with an academic coach to examine concerns and perceived barriers to success. The goal of coaching is to promote an individual’s self-efficacy and confidence during their time at ISU.
The coaching cycle
The coaching appointment
Our coaches tailor each appointment to the needs of students. However, students can meet with an academic coach to discuss topics such as:
- time management
- goal-setting for improved academic success
- study and test-taking strategies
- other applicable campus resources
Coaches are trained in evidence-based strategies to facilitate each coaching session. The academic coach works to empower the student towards positive behavior change. Students typically meet with an academic coach for 3-4 appointments/semester in order to test out new techniques provided by the coach and to report back on the success of such techniques. There is NO cost for this service. Our program's learning outcomes are assessed throughout the semester.
How do I arrange a coaching appointment?
Online resources we frequently reference are also available on the website under Academic Resources. You are encouraged to use these resources on your own, but we are happy to help you understand how to apply these ideas and strategies to fit your needs.
If you have a question regarding Academic Coaching, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call our office (515-294-6624), or contact our staff directly.
|Chelsey Gates||Program Coordinator, Academic Coaching and Outreachemail@example.com|
|Brooke Gustafson||Graduate Assistant, Academic Coachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bree Mead||Graduate Assistant, Academic Coachemail@example.com|
|Julio Rivas||Graduate Assistant, Academic Coachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jen Major||Graduate Assistant, Academic Coachemail@example.com|
|Lily Mathison||Graduate Assistant, Academic Coachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fei Yi||Graduate Assistant, Academic Coachemail@example.com|