Academic Coaching and Student Success Resources: A Key to Summer Progress

June 2, 2020

This story first appeared on the Advising Website of the Office of Undergraduate Education.

The summer semester is its own type of academic journey...but no need to tackle it on your own! One of Undergraduate Advising & Transition's premier services is 1-on-1 Academic Coaching sessions with professional Learning Specialists. These appointments (offered virtually) provide students with a game plan as well as the chance to enhance their academic skills, gain confidence, discover motivation, and improve performance. Sign up for free Academic Coaching here. To look at our library of Online Workshops, covering topics like Time Management, Study Strategies, and Test Prep, go here.

Click on these links to access two of our most popular tools: Summer Semester @ a Glance and Study Strategies for Online Learning. The Semester @ a Glance lets you look at your semester from a long-term perspective, keeping track of major deadlines. The Study Strategies for Online Learning can help remind you of important factors that can affect your success this summer due to virtual learning. Academic Coaches are more than happy to talk about both of these resources and many more.

What is Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching provides students with the chance to work individually with professional staff members to enhance their academic skills, gain confidence, discover motivation, and improve performance. Students usually schedule a 45-60 minute meeting every two weeks or once a month, depending on their individual need. Academic Coaching is available year round so schedule your appointment now.

Academic Coaching Goals

  • Identify and work through obstacles getting in the way of academic success
  • Develop study skills and habits necessary to be a successful college student

  • Get motivated and stop procrastinating

  • Prepare for tests and reduce anxiety

  • Establish a balance between academic rigor and extracurricular activities

  • Improve time management skills

  • Learn the importance of making notes and acquire the “how to”

  • Develop short- and long-term goals for success

  • Learn self-discipline, self-motivation, and self-efficacy

More Student Support Resources

We also often partner with Tutoring & Academic Support, the largest source of tutoring resources at Georgia Tech. They employ peer tutors and leaders to meet with you and provide more perspective to your academic challenges through 1-on-1 tutoring, PLUS sessions for certain classes, and drop-in tutoring. All of these services are available virtually. For more information, go here.

Finally, we also offer Exploratory Advising, a collaborative effort to help students craft tailored degree plans through the exploration of majors, minors, certificates, and introspective assessments targeted at helping students develop and discover their academic and career goals. For more information, or to sign up to meet our Exploratory Advisor virtually, head here.

For More Information Contact

Grace Pietkiewicz
Communications Assistant
College of Sciences