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Academic Coaching

College-level coursework is more demanding and faster-paced than high school — planning ahead, thinking critically, and managing multiple demands are all part of balancing college work. That’s why IHECP offers Academic Coaching.

At IHECP, our Academic Coaching services operate as a partnership between a coach and the student. We help a student develop learning, planning, and self-management skills so that he or she can be successful in their college experience and the workplace. The student “plays the game” while the coach helps the student improve academic skills, know when to use a strategy, and how to use feedback to become successful.

Who is eligible for Academic Coaching?

To be eligible for Academic Coaching, a student must have taken college coursework on an audit or credit basis and learned basic skills such as accessing the university learning management system, demonstrating appropriate classroom interactions and communication skills.  A student needs to be registered in the college and be an eligible college student; this means ACT, SAT, and other eligibility requirements must be met by the student.

How Academic Coaching works:

Academic Coaching provides accountability and support that promotes the highest level of student independence. It’s also a place for students to troubleshoot what’s not working and to find new tools and processes. At IHECP, we offer guidance, options, and strategies that play into a student’s strengths and empower them to take action, assess outcomes, and adjust to changing demands. We also “troubleshoot” pain points a student may be having and suggest solutions the student can try. This cultivates flexibility and a commitment to trying new things, both of which are vital as a student enters adult life and the workforce.

All of our Academic Coaching services are individualized based on the student's strengths and needs. Academic Coaching is solely based on what students need and how best to support them in their movement through higher education and toward the workplace.

Skills Built with Academic Coaching

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-Determination
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Self-Regulation

Our academic coaches offer guidance in the direction of independence and help students to strategize and prioritize their college, work, and personal lives so they can be confident and successful.

Outcomes of Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is a partnership of feedback: the student evaluates their classes and experiences, thinking critically about what’s going well and what’s not, and then our coaches discuss actions or tools the students can use to better support themselves.

Through our Academic Coaching services, we strive to:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety about increased expectations and responsibilities
  • Provide coaching, guidance, and a supportive partnership
  • Practice flexibility and learn from feedback
  • Break down internal and external barriers to learning
  • Help students reflect on their own performance
  • Enhance self-awareness, self-monitoring, and self-assessment using the feedback process​​

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