Academic Coaching provides students with the opportunity to work in a one-on-one setting with a staff member in the CAS to enhance their academic skills, gain confidence, and improve performance. The Academic Coaching process will assess the student's current situation and provide an atmosphere of collaboration to develop an individualized success plan. We work with students to develop metacognitive, critical thinking skills that can help to simplify the learning process and overcome academic obstacles. Academic coaching is not tutoring, but we work in tandem with the tutoring staff to ensure students are adequately supported in their academic endeavors. Academic coaching is intended to increase a student's ability to become a more self-directed learner by identifying academic resources and learning strategies that best match the student's individual preference for processing information. Upon completion of the academic coaching process, students should see an improvement in their grades. Academic coaching takes place in the CAS year round (fall, spring, and summer). What the Students' Have to Say "I wouldn't change anything about my coaching experience, it was tailored just for me." "I really appreciate being a part of this. This program was really helpful and I will take the tools I have learned and apply them to my life from here on." "The program, in my opinion, was very helpful and made me a better student and even a better person." "The program provides great strategies to help improve time management and learning strategies in order to help students realize that they have the potential to succeed."