What's the difference between academic coaching and course-specific tutoring?
Academic coaching is focused on your academic skills: time management, project management, note-taking, group work, prioritization, motivation, learning from tests, and the like.
Course-specific tutoring is focused on the information that is particular to a subject: how to calculate a slope, French verb declensions, the bones in the human hand, or how to use MS Excel.
Both are important. You surely need to know the material that is relevant to a course, and for that you will use a course-specific tutor.
But you also may find that you are not using the best habits in your classes, not getting the grades you want despite the time you are putting in, or finding that you have a lot of stress because of due dates. If you suspect that your academic habits are not as helpful as they could be, consider meeting with an academic coach.
For a quick, drop-in coaching session, meet with one of IUB's outstanding Peer Academic Coaches. These fellow students are well-versed in iGPS, making appointments with advisors, how to send a professional email to a professor, and some really great study tips. Just drop on by!
To meet with one of the Student Academic Center faculty coaches, contact the SAC coaching program.
And if you think that meeting with an academic coach weekly and having some accountability would be great for you, consider the eight-week academic coaching class: EDUC-X 156 College and lifelong learning.
We look forward to working with you!