Academic Coaching

What is academic coaching?

Academic Success Coach

Academic Success Coaching sessions are led by professionally certified academic coaches designed to help students improve academic performance and confidence.

We believe it is important for students to have the opportunity to address their specific study skills needs. Any GVSU student can meet with an academic coach in person individually, in small groups, our through a web-based program to discuss a variety of topics including:

  1. Time Management
  2. Test-taking Strategies
  3. Reading Strategies and Concentration
  4. Note-taking
  5. Academic Procrastination and Motivation
  6. Deep-processing Study Techniques
  7. Apps/Technology
  8. Academic Self-advocacy
  9. Effective Resource Utilization
  10. Goal-setting
  11. Power of a Positive Approach
  12. Overcoming Academic Obstacles
  13. Managing Academic Pressure and Stress
  14. How to Talk so Your Faculty and Staff will Listen
  15. Student Academic Success Center Services

An Academic Coach can also provide feedback on your study skills and help you develop strategies for improving your academic success.

Peer Academic Coach

A Peer Academic Coach (PAC) is a trained undergraduate student who assists first year students, one-on-one, in the navigation of the academic transition at GVSU.

The PAC will address academic goals while developing a success plan in the following areas: 

  1. Time Management
  2. Academic Organizational Skills
  3. Effective Study Habits
  4. Test-Taking Strategies

Individual Academic Success Plan Consultations

For students who are experiencing more serious challenges in their academic progress, Individual Success Consultations are available. These one-on-one consultations with the Learning Skills Coordinator, will assist students in assessing barriers to their academic success and in developing a success plan which may include study skills coaching or referrals to other GVSU resources. To make an appointment for a success consultation, please call SASC (616) 331-3588.

How do I make an appointment?

Coaching sessions are one hour and you can schedule an appointment through our appointment system (buttons above) or by calling SASC at (616) 331-3588.

For assessment, it is suggested to complete the Learning Skills Strategies assessment prior to your appointment. This will highlight your study skills strengths and give recommendations for improvements.

Meet the Academic Coaches

Jackie Rautio

Maeling Groya



Page last modified August 22, 2017