Academic Coaching is the one-on-one process of helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses, then devising a personalized study plan.
Need to improve your study habits?
Academic Coaches are available to meet with you this fall!
Academic coaches can meet with you, one-on-one, to devise a personalized study plan.
Coaches can help with the following:
- Time management
- Study habits
- Note taking
- Exam prep
- And more!
Click here to fill out the Academic Coaching request form, or scan the QR code in the image to request a meeting and start earning the grades you want! All coaching sessions are currently taking place online or over the phone.
How to make an academic coaching appointment
Professional academic coaches will provide strategies to help students read proactively, take notes, and take tests more effectively; manage time better; and boost motivation.
Students can meet with their academic coach as many times as they would like throughout their undergraduate career at UTSA. Academic Coaching is offered at no additional cost to students.
We can help with:
Setting up timeframes and due dates for various projects, using a calender and prioritizing tasks.
Critical thinking, test taking strategies, efficient note taking, basics of organization and many more
Reading effectively, outlining, using different study skills to manage readings
Concentration, motivation and attitude, stress and relaxation, international student issues and acculturation, ESL difficulties
Effective communication, developing a higher level academic writing style
Sharpen Your Presentation Skills
Poster presentations, public speaking, conference presentations, using PowerPoint professionally
Track Your Semester Progress
Using a semester planner or weekly schedule to track semesterly progress
Establishing confidence in your academic writing, public speaking
Undergraduate Academic Coaching
Acadamic Coaching is one-on-one personalized assistance, open to all students. A professional academic coach helps students identify their academic strengths and weaknesses and develop effective study skills. Professional academic coaches will provide stragies to help students read proactively, take notes, and take tests more effectively; manage time better; and boost motivation. Academic coaching is not course-specific, but students will learn transferable study skills that can be applied across classes.
Academic coaches can help undergraduate students with everything from managing your time better to enhancing your presentation skills. Academic coaching is supported through your Student Services fee, therefore there is no additional cost to take advantage of this service.
Make An Appointment for Academic Coaching
Interested in Academic Success Coaching? Click here to fill out the Academic Coaching request form or call our office at 210-458-4694 during business hours to make your appointment.
Students are encouraged to schedule appointments in advance. Due to high volume and limited availability, academic coaching schedules typically become filled during peak times of the semester. As a result, students may experience delays in meeting with an Academic Coach.
Student Testimonials About Academic Coaching
“The coach asking questions helped me realize what I was missing.”
“[My coach] validated my concerns and gave me tools to try but assured me if they didn’t work out there were other methods we can explore later.”
“[My coach] is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable!”
“The most helpful part of this session was that I was able to share with a trustworthy, responsible adult who I feel will help me to make the best decision(s) for my future!”
“I learned new strategies to process my notes more efficiently which I will for sure use during my power hour.”
“I love the meetings! They keep me on track!”
“This resource is great! I plan to use it to my advantage. I am so thankful that UTSA provides this for students.”
“The part that was most helpful for me was when we were discussing organization issues, and [my coach] went step by step on learning how to use the calendar and use a folder to organize my tools for each of my classes.”
“[My coach] is very helpful. She always has the best advice and strategies.”
"As an undergraduate student, I found that the Tomas Rivera Center (TRC) provides one of the finest student support services on campus. TRC truly cares about student success. The services at TRC, namely Academic Success Coaching and Supplemental Instruction (SI), not only taught me how to learn but also made me a successful lifelong learner and a problem solver. I strongly encourage students to take advantage of these services at UTSA." -Soe Than, August 2018