Academic Coaching

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Success in college!

Come meet with an academic coach. Our academic coaches are full-time professionals who meet with students one-on-one or in small groups. Coaches work in partnership with students to help them improve their academic performance. The academic coach identifies your strengths and weaknesses and individualizes appropriate activities. The academic coach can help you become organized, improve and develop skills, and learn how to succeed in college.  Academic coaches assist students in meeting their goals. To do this, coaches provide students with questions, observations, feedback, encouragement, support and accountability. 

If you find yourself spending a lot of time studying and not getting the grades you expect in return, let us work with you to figure out a better way.  We’ve helped thousands of Marquette students find what works for them in one-on-one and group study skills workshops.  We offer individual assistance with college learning strategies.

Coaches help students of all success levels 

  • Become self-regulated learners
  • Understand and use effective, individualized learning strategies
  • Identify and overcome obstacles that may be impeding academic success
  • Focus on goals and identify steps to reaching those goals
  • Develop strong time-management and organization skills
  • Find the motivation to take ownership of their academic trajectory
  • Monitor progress
  • Refer students, as needed, to other academic services on campus such as academic advising, personal or career counseling, or tutoring

What Is academic coaching at Marquette?

Students can engage with academic coaching at any point during their academic career at Marquette. Academic coaching can be defined as the one-on-one process of helping a student examine academic concerns and perceived barriers to success. Coaches provide students with semester-long academic support in areas such as time management, procrastination, test preparation, and note-taking and reading strategies. They work individually with students, assess their strengths and needs, and devise a personalized plan of action.  

The academic coach works to empower the student toward positive behavior change. Students typically meet with an academic coach for three to four appointments per semester to test new techniques provided by the coach and to report back on the success of such techniques. The goal of coaching is to promote an individual’s self-efficacy and confidence during their time at Marquette. Coaching is provided year-round, including in the summer term, for NO cost.

Reasons you should meet with an academic coach:   

  • You want to get off on the right foot this semester. 
  • Your grades weren’t what you hoped for.
  • College is different from high school. 
  • You have questions and you’re not sure where to go. 
  • You’re the first in your family to go to college. 
  • You commute and want to take advantage of all opportunities. 
  • You want to work with someone who can assist you with creating an academic plan for success. 
  • You need a tutor. 
  • You want to work with someone who cares and will give you the attention you need.
  • You want to graduate from college! 

How do I arrange a coaching appointment?

  • Sign-up for all academic coaching
  • Use your Marquette credentials for the  log-in, which will lead you to our Microsoft Bookings page. 
  • From this dashboard, click on the appropriate Academic Coaching session you would like (Undergraduate, Master's, PhD) and select a time/date.
  • You will receive a confirmation email when the appointment has been created.