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Academic Coaching

Wondering if our service is right for you? Check out our most frequently asked questions below.

What is Academic Coaching?

In one-on-one meetings, learners work with academic coaches to identify and enhance academic strategies. Sessions are interactive and learners can expect to leave with a strategic action plan. 

Who can utilize coaching?

Our year-round services are open to all degree-seeking AU learners, undergraduate and graduate. 

Where does it take place?

Virtual Sessions are held on Zoom, Monday - Friday. You'll receive an email with your Zoom link on the day of your session. In-person sessions are also available throughout the week. Please check our YouCanBook.Me for details. 

How long are sessions?

30 minutes

What topics are covered?

  • Strategies for online learning 
  • Time management and task prioritization
  • Breaking down assignments
  • Test prep and Study strategies
  • Task initiation and motivation
  •  Academic habit building & goal setting
  •  Reading strategies
  •  Note-taking strategies
  • E-mail management
  •  And more!

How do I schedule an appointment? 

To schedule your appointment, click here.

How many sessions can I schedule in a semester?

You may schedule one 30-minute academic coaching session each week (Monday-Friday).

Depending on the focus, learners attend coaching sessions as often as once a week or as little as once or twice a semester. You can share with your coach what feels right for you. 

Where can I find a downloadable or digital copies of resources?

Digital resources can be found in our online Resource Library

Where can I find hardcopies of resources?

Hardcopies can be found on the resource wall outside of MGC 243.

I just want quick tips to enhance my academic performance. Do you have that? 

Yes! For timely tips, follow @academiccoaching on Instragram.

I have a question that's not answered here. What do I do? 

Please e-mail us at AcademicCoaching@american.edu. We will respond to your inquiry within one business day.