Academic Coaching

Let's write the story of student success together!

Come meet with an academic coach. We can help you become organized, improve and develop skills, and learn how to succeed in college.

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 students with semester-long academic support in areas such as time management, procrastination, test preparation, and note taking and reading strategies. They work individually with students, assess their strengths and needs, and devise a personalized plan of action.

How do I arrange a coaching session?

Faculty Referral Student Request Meet Our Coaches

Faculty Referral for Academic Coaching Session

Do you feel there are students in your class that will benefit from an Academic Coaching appointment? Academic Coaching is a free service that allows your student to meet one-on-one with an academic coach either at the Pecan campus or via a live Blackboard session at any of our CLEs.

Making an Academic Coaching referral allows you to help your students...

  • Understand how your class syllabus connects to assignments, tests, and quizzes in your course
  • Maximize time available to study for your class while planning for other essential family and work obligations
  • Learn class-specific strategies to effective note taking and test taking
  • Learn academic etiquette and appropriate communication with you and other students in your class
  • Learn how to conquer discipline-specific reading and the required critical thinking that goes along with it
  • Learn how to set daily, weekly, monthly, and semester-long goals to achieve student learning outcomes in your course
  • Learn how to take access free CLE resources (like tutoring and independent study) and other academic South Texas College resources

Your student's first appointment will be for a 45 minutes session so that the academic coach can get to know your student and the course syllabus. Subsequent appointments will be for 30 minutes. Click on the button below to submit an academic coaching referral.

Student Request for Academic Coaching Session

Do you feel you have not maximized your ability to learn in your courses or take advantage of available South Texas College student resources? Academic Coaching is a free service that allows you to meet one-on-one with an academic coach. Your coach can help you with many of the challenges and opportunities that come with attending college.

Requesting and Appointment with an Academic Coach will allow you to...

  • Understand how your syllabus connects to tests and quizzes in your course
  • Maximize limited time to study and plan for other essential family and work obligations
  • Learn hacks and strategies to effective note taking and test taking
  • Learn effective communication with faculty and classmates in and outside of the classroom
  • Learn how to conquer academic reading and the required critical thinking that goes along with it
  • Learn how to set daily, weekly, monthly, and semester-long goals
  • Learn how to take advantage of free CLE resources (like tutoring and independent study) and free South Texas College resources

Your academic coach will contact you and work on scheduling a 45 minute session for your first appointment (just to look at your syllabi and get to meet you). Appointments (scheduled or drop in) after that will be for about 30 minutes. Click on the button below to submit a request for an academic coaching session.

Meet our Academic Coaches