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Academic Coaching! It’s FREE, why not?

Posted October 31st, 2012 by floresm

What is coaching?

Academic Coaching is an opportunity for a peer to peer conversation to focus on change, skill improvement, and growth of academic abilities. It is individualized, you can meet with a coach once or on an ongoing basis. It is a safe and confidential place to collaborate with a coach on an academic plan

How does this benefit students and why should students use it?

  • Good resource for transition from high school to college
  • Get on the right track/start college successfully
  • Get connected to resources
  • Building academic self-discipline
  • Peer Partnership/accountability
  • Tools for time management, testing strategies, textbook reading, note taking, etc.
  • Battle procrastination

Is it free?

YES! Appointments are free and are sponsored in part by Educational Activities.

What does an academic coaching appointment look like?

Coaching appointments are completely individualized. Students will be greeted by the staff when they check in and asked to provide some information about why she/he chose to come in. These reasons will be brought into the conversation with a coach and will be the core of the appointment. Students may plan out a term schedule of major assignments, fill out a weekly planner, or begin articulating short and long term goals of their education.

How do student set up appointments for academic coaching?

Appointments can be made in a variety of ways. We recommend coming into 102 Waldo Hall to set up an appointment and sit on our comfy couch. A student can always call our front desk at (541) 737-2272 or email us online at and we will get back to you!

What advice do you have for new students?

  • Come visit us early in the term! Use your resources before you need them, not when you need them.
  • Take initiative of your own college experience and success, self-advocate
  • Don’t fall behind, look ahead
  • It is easier to develop good habits now, than break bad habits later. Work on developing your strategies for success early
  • Cramming doesn’t work.
  • Make an action plan for success! For example, your upcoming midterm.
  • Don’t give up. Be confident! One exam doesn’t define you.
  • Utilize your TAs and office hours.
  • Find the balance between your social life and academics!

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