Academic Coaching

 What is Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching is a unique, specialized service, geared towards helping individuals reach their education potential. This service proves helpful as it enhances structure and accountability while providing new study strategies, better organization and time management skills, and general moral support. This service is not generally for help in specific subject content (such as Math or New Testament History and Literature tutoring).

  • Study & test-taking skills
  • Time & stress management
  • Accountability
  • Problem solving
  • Planning
  • Test preparation
  • Organizing papers
  • Learning styles

Students meet with coaches weekly on a one-to-one basis setting goals for the week and semester while developing the skills to achieve those goals in the most efficient manner. Coaches provide skills training based on the needs of each individual student and refer students to subject-specific tutors and other support services when needed.

Academic Coaching

The Academic Coaching program is a 4-6 week performance improvement program. If you want to become more efficient and successful in coordinating your academic life, come to the Student Success Center and find out about teaming up with an Academic Coach, or call us at ex. 5000.

How it works:

  • Intake interview with the Assistant Director of Student Success Center to discuss needs and set goals.
  • Assistant Director pairs the student with an Academic Coach and schedules a weekly meeting time for the student and his or her coach.
  • During weekly meetings, students discuss goals with their coach and problem solve together to meet these goals.
  • A file is maintained to record weekly goals and an assessment of how well they were met. Also included in this file are the student’s schedule and a copy of his or her syllabi to assist the coach and student in setting weekly goals and to maintain accountability.
  • Due to the high demand for Academic Coaching, failure to comply will result in the student’s file becoming inactive. The student must meet with the Assistant Director in order to reactivate his or her file and continue the coaching program.

Qualifications for becoming an Academic Coach:

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent academic skills and personal management.
  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve.
  • 3.0 GPA or above.
  • Available a minimum of two hours per week.
  • One semester of tutoring experience.
  • Enthusiastic and supportive of the Student Success Center's mission and goals.


The Student Success Center hopes this service is helpful to the faculty and students of North Central University. If you have any further questions or need clarification on this process do not hesitate to call us at x5000 or stop by the Student Success Center.