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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 any AU learner, undergraduate and graduate. 

Where does it take place?

Through Fall 2020, all coaching sessions will take place online via Zoom video chat. 

How long are sessions?

30 minutes

What topics are covered?

  • Strategies for online learning 
  • Time management and task prioritization
  • Breaking down large assignments
  • Test prep and test-taking strategies
  • Task initiation and motivation
  •  Habit building & goal setting
  •  Reading strategies
  •  Note-taking strategies
  •  And more!

How do I schedule an appointment? 

To schedule your appointment, click here.

Note: Your academic coach will e-mail you the specific details of your Zoom meeting on the day of your appointment.

How many sessions can I schedule in a semester?

You may schedule up to two 30-minute academic coaching sessions each week (Monday-Friday).

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

I was given a resource that I really like by my advisor. Where can I find a downloadable copy?

Many of our resources can be found in our Resource Library. To request a resource that is currently unavailable online, please e-mail us using the contact information below

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.eduWe will respond to your inquiry within one business day.