What is Academic Coaching?
Academic Coaching can be defined as the one-on-one process of helping a student examine academic concerns and perceived barriers to success. Coaches provide individual semester-long support, assess the student’s strengths and needs, and devise a personalized plan of action in the following areas:
- Time management
- Test preparation
- Note taking
- Reading strategies
The goal of coaching is to promote an individual’s self-efficacy and confidence during their time at ISU. Coaching is provided year round, including in the summer term for NO cost. 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.
- Have excellent oral and written communication skills
- Are trained in evidence-based strategies to facilitate each session
- Work to empower the student towards positive behavior change
Click here to read our program description and coaching appointment outcomes.
Academic Coaching will be available for the Summer 2021 Session with limited availability. Students can request summer coaching on Monday, May 10th. Appointments will start on Monday, May 17th. Students are encouraged to make an appointment via ISU Appointments.