Peer Academic Coaching
In addition to Subject-Based Tutoring at the Learning Commons, students can increase their academic skills and learn new strategies by meeting with a Peer Academic Coach or Adult Learner Coach. Peer Academic Coaches are USM students who have learned a variety of academic approaches to maximizing academic “time-on-task” both inside and outside of the classroom. Adult Learner Coaches are adult learners themselves, offering a holistic approach to supporting adult students academically while also exploring how to effectively balance being a student with the life demands of an adult learner.
Appointments are individualized and focused on a student’s unique experiences, strengths, challenges, and goals. Even the most successful student can experience significant gains by making a few small changes.
Appointment topics include how to effectively and efficiently:
USM students can enjoy the benefits of two coaching appointments per week. Appointments can be in person or accessed live online via Zoom. Students can choose to meet with an academic coach once or on a consistent basis for additional support.
Peer Academic Coaching FAQs
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our peer coaching services. If you don’t see the answer to your question, please email Cristina Kerluke, Associate Director of Learning Support Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USM students, faculty, and staff seeking additional information regarding academic coaching may visit our internal MyUSM page.