Academic coaching

Have you ever studied for hours and still felt like you didn’t know the material? Do you need to develop a plan to accomplish your goals? Do you ever wonder where all your time goes?

Academic coaching is a personalized, one-on-one meeting with an academic coach who can help you improve your skills and performance. Working with an academic coach can help you study smarter by developing skills in time management, goal setting, and test preparation.

Remember, coaches are not academic advisors. Conversations with your advisor will focus on planning curriculum and meeting requirements, whereas academic coaching allows space for everything in between, like learning strategies and life management skills.

Making the most of it

Academic coaches are here for all students and can help you manage your time and study smarter. Meeting with an academic coach is comfortable and low maintenance. It’s a chance for you to talk about your own experience. We recommend you come early to make the most out of your coaching experience.

When to meet

  • The beginning of your semester to review your course load and devise strategies to attack your work.
  • Mid-semester after you’ve settled into your classes and are aware of assignment dates.
  • End of the semester to sharpen your focus on your remaining work.
  • When you feel you are not doing well or are experiencing academic pressure and stress.

Appointments

Drop-in sessions are currently not being offered at this time. All appointments are by telephone or Teams video conferencing.

For questions on services offered, email sjacadcoach@unb.ca.

To set up an academic coaching session, we recommend you schedule an appointment with an academic coach, choosing one that is most convenient for you.

Students who need face-to-face meetings should call (506) 648-5765 and a meeting will be made outside of the booking system. On-campus meetings are available Monday and Tuesday of each week. Note, these meetings are only for students who lack technology to connect electronically.

Include your UNB Student ID in all correspondence with our office.