Meet one-on-one with a Peer Academic Coach during drop-in hours to discuss different topics, including:

  • Test preparation
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Time management
  • Organizational skills
  • Goal-setting

Academic Coaches and Peer Academic Coaches are here to collaborate with students in order to help them set academic goals, increase their confidence in the classroom, provide useful tools for everyday life and connect them with campus resources that meet their individual needs.

Complete the Academic Coaching Interest Form

What is a peer academic coach?

Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) are CU students who are trained to help their peers develop strategies for learning, time management, test-taking and much more. PACs also help students cultivate a sense of confidence and self-determination in their classrooms.

Peer Academic Coaching is a free resource for undergraduate students registered with Disability Services. Graduate students should connect with the Graduate School for grad-specific mentoring programs.

 Note: If your college has requested that you attend Academic Coaching, you should contact the coaching office specific to your college. Peer Academic Coaching at Disability Services does not meet individual college requirements for academic probation.

How it works

Students are assigned to a Peer Academic Coach (PAC) to meet for an initial session. During this session, students will work with their coach to discuss their goals for the semester, areas of strength and areas for improvement. After students complete their initial meeting, they will meet with their PAC on a regular basis to develop skills and review their progress.

Meet our peer academic coaches

Jack Elkins Nesheim

Programs Coordinator, Academic Coach

Jack joined Disability Services in May 2021 as a front office student worker and currently serves as the programs coordinator and as an academic coach. Jack graduated from CU in December 2022 and earned his Bachelor of Science in sociology and Spanish literature. Jack’s areas of interest include diversity, inequality and queer studies. Outside the office, he enjoys hiking, traveling, finding new restaurants or coffee shops and reading a good book.

Keerthana Kesavan

Program Assistant, Peer Academic Coach

Keerthana joined Disability Services in January 2023 as a graduate program assistant and peer academic coach. She is studying to complete her Master of Sciences in Data Science.

Keerthana is passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students and helping them achieve their academic goals. Outside the office, she enjoys reading books, painting and going on hikes.

Abiram Vyas

Program Assistant, Peer Academic Coach

Abiram joined Disability Services in August 2023 as a graduate program assistant and peer academic coach. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Data Science. 

Abiram is passionate about mentoring and likes to help people achieve their academic goals in any field. Outside the office, he enjoys travelling or hiking, running and reading books.

Get started

If you are interested in attending drop-in hours, please complete an interest form:

Academic Coaching Interest Form

Drop-in hours

2-4 p.m.


Meet with an Academic Coach over Zoom.


Meet with a coach in person at
C4C, N200.

Contact us

Phone: 303-492-8671