Academic Coaching

What is Academic Coaching?

Academic coaching teaches you positive learning habits that help you achieve your academic goals. Your academic coach can assist you with time management, assignment tracking, study skills, stress relief, understanding yourself as a learner, and so much more! The goal of PLNU’s academic coaching program is to empower learners with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Here’s how it works:

  • After completing a self-assessment, you meet with a coach to review your current study habits and academic goals.
  • You and your coach determine what you are doing that works well and what areas you need help with.
  • You receive tools and information and set up a plan that will help you accomplish your goals.

Request Academic Coaching

Please email us at to request an appointment.

What to Expect

At your first session with an academic coach, you will review your self-assessment and have a conversation about your learning style, academic strengths, and identify areas where you could use improvement. Then you and your coach will meet regularly to work on forming new habits that will help you with your academic performance. You can expect to have one-on-one time with a trusted, supportive mentor who is available to help. 

Benefits of Academic Coaching

  • Accomplish goals
  • Better grades
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Thorough understanding of resources available at PLNU

Academic Coaching Resources

Time Management

The Pomodoro Technique
Managing Time for Success in College
Time Management Techniques

Reading for Retention

Reading Techniques

Note Taking 

Best Note Taking Methods for College Students

Study Smarter Not Harder 

7 College Tips on How to Study Smarter Not Harder

Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety Info and Tools 
Taming Your Test Anxiety: TIPS

Study Groups

Successful Study Strategies for Studying in Groups


Self-Care Activities

Online Learning

How to Stay on Top of Asynchronous Classes


Breaking and Building Habits