Academic Coaching

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What is Academic Coaching?

UC Learning Commons' Academic Coaching program helps students investigate their academic habits and college success skills (procrastination, time management, etc.) and develop stronger skills through reflection and practice. When students come to a coaching appointment, they will meet one-on-one with a peer academic coach. Together with the coach, the student will assess their strengths and areas of growth related to a topic (see list below) and experiment with new strategies through practice.

Academic Coaching Topics

Academic Coaches will tailor the topics to meet students' needs and goals. However, common topics covered include:

  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Effective Notetaking 
  • Reading Strategies
  • Motivation
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Wellness and Balancing Priorities

Studies demonstrate that students who participate in Academic Coaching are 10 to 15% more likely to persist toward their degree and have higher graduation rates than their peers.

The Academic Coaches

An Academic Coach meeting with a University of Cincinnati student in the Learning Commons

Academic Coaches are UC student staff who have been selected based on their:

  • Interest in working with peers 
  • Wanting to make an impact through education
  • High level of intrinsic motivation
  • Interest in learning about more about metacognitive skills, educational psychology, and neuroscience

Academic Coaches are provided training and resources to support student development.

The Impact of Academic Coaching

Students who attend Academic Coaching appointments early and often see an impact on their grades and time at UC! 

Don't believe us? Read what students are saying... 

My Academic Coach was so kind and explained things so that they were super easy to understand. I felt very comfortable talking with [her].
My Academic Coach was well prepared, [with] good studying exercises and activities. Opened my mind to many things.