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:
- 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.