College-level coursework is more demanding and fast-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 students 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. They also need 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.
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
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