In addition to personal, one-on-one academic and career advising, the First Year College now offers Academic Coaching for students being advised by First Year College advisors!
Academic Coaching involves a student and coach collaboratively working together to help the student manage his or her life as a college student. Just like a coach in any sport, the academic coach’s goal is to help the student perform to the best of his or her abilities.
How is this different from other campus resources? Coaching is not a substitute for academic tutoring or advising. Academic coaching aims to help you improve your daily habits, feel confident in setting goals, and apply effective learning strategies so that you can succeed in your courses. Together, you will work to develop skills, knowledge and systems to complete tasks, assignments, and projects.
Academic coaching may benefit you if you are looking for any of the following:
- Regularly scheduled, one-on-one meetings in which you receive extra support to address the challenging aspects of your courses, including study skills and time management
- Assistance in organizing and planning your semester
- Developing academic plans
- Someone to help keep you accountable for your academic plans
- Setting realistic goals
If you are interested in this resource, we encourage you to speak with your Academic Advisor about connecting with the program!
Having someone to talk to every week motivates me to do my best and having some to guide me has helped me a lot this year. Without an academic coach, I may not have been able to maintain my grades.
It worked well for me to talk out stresses and my work load. The accountability that was involved helped me keep getting my work done and stay focused. It also really helped me to prioritize my goals.
-Comments from Students who were coached in Spring 2011
Students who utilized Academic Coaching in Spring 2011 improved their GPAs significantly more than did similar students who did not use coaching.
This page last updated by mmrust- August 2, 2011 4:14 PM