Academic coaching is 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.
Our coaches tailor each appointment to the needs of students. However, students can meet with an academic coach to discuss topics such as:
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.
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.