Academic Coaching Vision Statement
The Academic Coaching program views learning as a life-long process. Students, regardless of their perceived capabilities, are able to learn, grow and develop at all stages of their academic career. We support this vision by providing students, staff, and faculty services to enrich, enhance, and facilitate the learning experience.
Academic Coaches can help you:
- Learn challenging material
- Manage you time more effectively and efficiently
- Recognize important information in a textbook or lecture
- Manage stress and anxiety
- Study for and take tests successfully
- Plan research projects and papers
The Academic Coaching program provides support to the campus community in the following ways:
- Individual appointments focus on your specific needs. Appointments last 30 minutes and are free.
- To schedule an appointment: Click the Student Success Collaborative icon above to schedule an appointmnet online, call 562.985.5350 or visit The Learning Center to schedule your appointment with someone at the front desk.
Workshops for Classes/Organizations
- CSULB faculty, staff, clubs, and organizations can request workshops for their class or group.
- Workshops are free and can be tailored to your class or group's needs.
- We do ask that a faculty and/or staff member is present during the workshop for supervision purposes.
- To schedule a workshop contact Jennifer Luarca at 562.985.5350 or e-mail Jennifer.Luarca@csulb.edu .
The following resources were designed to help you develop better study skills. Use them independently or as a supplement to other support resources on campus. Be sure to follow-up with an Academic Coach in a free one-on-one session if you have questions or plateau in your progress.
Time Management is often at the root of student success, or lack thereof. Below are some resources aimed at helping you develop a personalized approach to managing your schedule and keeping your priorities in line.
- Watch this video to learn how to manage your time and develop an effective study routine using the PLRS system.
- Use this sheet to help you identify study times throughout the week.
- This week’s focus handout will help you set goals for your week so you can sharpen your focus and stay on track to meeting your goals.
- Covey’s Matrix is a tool designed to help you prioritize. Watch this video about the Matrix and then use the handout to practice yourself!
- Here is a short video on Making Time for Applied Learning, aimed at helping transfer and upper division students think about and make time for learning at a deeper level.
This worksheet is referred to on slide 4 of the above video and may be helpful to use when studying.
Active Learning and Exam strategies are important aspects of academic performance. Here are several resources to help you deepen your learning and strategize efficiently for upcoming assessments.
- Take this assessment to determine your learning style and to get some quick study tips that will help your better retain information.
- The Active Learning worksheet will help you think through the various levels of learning, preparing your for different types of exam questions. Use it to work through course concepts and study guides or to test your knowledge right before an exam.
- Many students do not think about post exam strategies but there is much to learn about your study after the exam. Use this After the Exam handout to think about the test structure and your study approaches, so that you can fine-tune your preparation for the next exam.
- Preparing for finals can be very stressful. Here are some tips to help you focus your attention and strategize effectively.
Check out our study-tip bookmarks. Just print, clip, and use!
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