Academic Coaching in the College of Engineering and Applied Science is intended to help students develop their strengths and determine what it takes to be a successful student at CU Boulder. Academic Coaches are dedicated to supporting the academic, personal, and career success of students in CEAS. This free service includes a series of individual meetings with a professional staff member to help students reach their goals.Coaching sessions provide students an opportunity to talk about both academic and non-academic topics.
Common themes for Academic Coaching sessions include:
- Priority and Time-Managment
- Setting Goals
- Strategies for learning, studying, and Test Preparation
- Establishing Supportive Study Habits
- And many more!
To learn more about the program, schedule your academic coaching intake appointment here (space is limited)
Common questions about Academic Coaching:
Number of meetings?
This is determined by the student and the coach, although typically we would like to see a student more than one time.
Can coaches tutor in a specific subject?
If a student is stuck on something they don't understand, for instance, the next step in a math problem, then the student would want to see a content specific tutor for these types of questions. However, what many students do is go to both tutoring and coaching as coaches can help students understand how to study more effectively for a specific course.
What is the difference between an Academic Advisor and an Academic Coach?
If a student is seeing a coach, they will still need to see their academic advisor as coaches do not advise on what specific classes students need to take to progress towards graduation. Coaches do discuss classes with students but focus more on the successes and challenges of each class and creating goals for these classes to be successful.