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Benefits of Academic Coaching

Montgomery College Presidential Scholar Ozzy Omage shares his Achieving the Promise Academy story

Common Benefits

By meeting regularly with an Academic Coach, students are able to receive:

  • Personalized guidance from an ATPA Coach
  • Support to keep on track in specific courses and complete your academic program of study
  • Development of academic and life skills (e.g. time management, organization, study skills, test-taking skills, self-advocacy, networking, and others)
  • Monitoring of academic progress through collaboration with faculty and your ATPA coach

Unique Features

Personal Academic Coaching for College Success
  • Coaching until graduation and/or transfer
  • Assessment to identify your strengths and areas for improvement
  • Academic support in your academic goals across all courses
  • Personalized academic success plan each semester
  • One-on-one weekly coaching sessions (or as mutually agreed upon with your coach)
  • Access to loaner laptops
  • Ability to apply for tuition assistance, dependent on student status, availability of funds, and other qualifications
Embedded Academic Coaching for Course Success
  • Coaching for specific courses that have been historically harder for students to pass
  • Coach presence in your classroom (in-person, virtual, or distance learning)
  • Coaching sessions that help you study, work on projects, and stay on track to succeed in that course
  • Weekly communication about that course's assignments, lectures, college resources, and course reminders
Drop-in Academic Coaching
  • Drop-in, immediate support​ for one-time or short-term student needs​
  • Ad hoc coaching sessions focused on problem solving and action planning​
  • Support to request a personal academic coach, register for classes with embedded academic coaches, or connect to college resources
Student Success Workshops and Events
  • Opportunities to network with peers who have similar academic and professional interests
  • Virtual workshops, activities, retreats, and conferences with professional speakers and national experts on student success, academic skills, career development, and more, at no cost to students 
Success Stories
Explore more about the benefits of working with an academic coach in our newsletters:
  • Fall 2023 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) : Academic Coaching in Higher Ed: An Emerging Strategy for Transformative Learning 
  • Summer 2023 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) : From First-Generation to Founder: How an ATPA Alumni Started Her Own Foundation
  • Spring 2023 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) : Coaches, Scrubs, and Rubber Gloves: A Closer Look at Academic Coaching in Nursing
  • Fall 2022 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) : Breaking Barriers with Physics: Embedded Coaching Helps Light the Way for Students