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?
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.