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How Academic Peer Coaching Helps 

Academic peer coaches partner with students to equip, encourage and ensure academic success. Peer coaches help students develop action plans to meet identified goals and strategies for accomplishment. 

Academic Peer Coaches build motivation and self-confidence while providing students with tools to tackle the rigors of academic and personal activities. An important aspect of academic coaching is helping students understand how their use of time and levels of organization or disorganization impact their studies. Other important aspects of academic coaching relate to strategic thinking, problem-solving and learning to work effectively with others. 

Academic Peer Coaching Services 

The Rattler Success Center offers one-on-one appointments with peer academic coaches who provide skills training. Academic coaching is a designed alliance between a peer coach and a student to foster success skills. Some of the topics that our students find helpful to discuss with their peer coach include: 

  • Time management 
  • Goal setting 
  • Organization 
  • Learning styles 
  • Study habits 
  • Motivation 
  • Academic planning 
  • Knowledge of resources 

Through individualized sessions with their academic peer coach, students have the opportunity to accelerate their learning, build problem-solving skills, strengthen interpersonal communication skills, emphasize academic development and increase productivity. 

During the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, Academic Peer Coaching had:

576
Students coached
1,466
Student visits
1,323
Hours spent

Learn More 

If you’d like to learn more about Academic Peer Coaching, contact the Rattler Success Center. 

Rattler Success Center
Blume Library, Third Floor
210-436-3203
rattlersuccesscenter@stmarytx.edu

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