Academic Coaching

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What is academic coaching?

Academic Coaching provides one-on-one meetings with students seeking help in evaluating and correcting academic challenges. Students at any level are encouraged to seek academic coaching to develop skills that can improve areas of their lives such as time management, note taking, study skills and test taking.

Coaches are trained in teaching effective college success skills and can also assist students with test anxiety or motivational challenges. Academic coaches also work to connect students with available campus resources and promote healthy approaches to balancing the demands of college, work, family, and play.

For example, meet with an academic coach to discuss:

  • productive use of study time
  • goal-setting for improved academic success
  • reading and note taking strategies
  • overcoming test-taking challenges
  • any other academic skill you want to develop or improve!

A meeting with an academic coach can be a single event or a periodic check-in. It is recommended that a student schedule at least 2-3 coaching appointments in order to test out new techniques provided by the coach and through a follow-up meeting report back on the success of such techniques. Students will meet with a coach for approximately one hour to discuss academic and related concerns, then work with the coach to create an action plan for the semester. There is NO cost for this service.

How do I arrange a coaching appointment?

To schedule a coaching appointment, please call 515-294-6624. All coaching appointments are in 1060 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center.

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.