Have you ever studied for hours and still felt like you didn’t know the material? Have you ever expected to get a good grade on a mid-term and been disappointed?
Do you ever wonder where all your time goes? Academic Coaching is a personalized, one-on-one meeting with a trained Academic Coach who can help you improve your skills and performance. Working with an Academic Coach can help you study smarter by developing skills in time management, goal setting, and test preparation.
Remember, Academic Success coaches are not academic advisers. Conversations with your adviser will focus on planning curriculum and meeting requirements, whereas Academic Coaching allows space for everything in between, like learning strategies, life management skills, and earning strong grades. A meeting with one of our Academic Coaches is one of the best ways to personalize your education and get on track academically.
Academic coaching is available for Trinity students who wish to improve their scholastic performance. Coaching sessions are tailored to meet individual needs and goals. Meeting with a coach on a regular basis is effective in monitoring and encouraging academic progress and success.
"Becoming organized is like joining the gym: you start off enthusiastic and ambitious—and then reality sets in! I thought to visit Ms. Stacy because I didn't want my senior year to be as stressful as my junior year had been! During our first meeting, Ms. Stacy asked, "Do you have a planner?" Just like with the gym, I knew planning out my day the night before, accounting for each hour, sticking to the schedule laid out in my yellow and purple planner, and doing what needs to be done at the allocated time was beneficial! My planner has helped me; you never realize how much you're doing until you see it's laid out on paper, which shocks you into prioritizing! "
- Outiwile Matone '16
Before meeting with us, give some thought to what roadblocks you may be facing, your primary concerns, and what you hope to accomplish during your coaching session. Be an active participant in the session. It may be helpful to bring your calendar and class materials such as textbooks, notes, or your syllabus with you to the session.