What is Academic Coaching?

 

What is Academic Coaching?

Academic coaching is a personalized, one-on-one meeting with an academic strategist who can help you be proactive about your success as a student and can enhance your learning experience.  There are many components required for student success and with support from the academic strategist, you can discover what areas you may need to develop and what strengths you already have that can facilitate your learning and overall success.  Working with the academic strategist at MHC you can develop “executive function skills”  such as time management, goal setting, organization, test preparation, note-taking, communication, how to be resourceful and more.

Who is academic coaching for?

All students can benefit from academic coaching. It is a free student support service offered to all MHC students. Coaching techniques are often effective for a wide range of students, such as first-year students who are transitioning from high school to college, student-athletes striving to balance school and sports, those who struggle academically, individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities, and high achieving students with extraordinary goals. Meeting with the academic strategist is useful:

How do I make an appointment?

To book an appointment with the academic strategist call 403-529-3819.

Drop-in service is also available in the Vera Bracken Library at the Student Success Centre:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

11:30 – 1:00 PM

What should I bring to my appointment?

The sessions are free! Just bring any questions or concerns you may have. It is also helpful to bring your agenda/planner, class schedule, work schedule, class syllabi, class notes, and study materials.

My goal as an academic strategist is…

My goal as an academic strategist at MHC is to provide academic coaching that will empower students to manage their work and themselves so they will be successful at MHC and beyond. My wish for students is for them to have a positive learning experience by tapping into their strengths and helping them identify what habits they are engaged in on a daily basis that work for them and where do they need to make some adjustments.

Author: Justine McKennie

Academic Strategist at Medicine Hat College. I am passionate about genuinely empowering students to take control of their academic experience and habits of working so they can have the most fulfilling journey possible at MHC.

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