Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is typically described and understood in contrast to tutoring.


Academic Coaching

  • Subject- or content-specific
    • Math
    • Biology
    • Psychology
    • Etc.
  •   Developing study skills more broadly, such as
  • Time management
  • Academic accountability
  • Organization
  • Note-taking
  • Reading strategies
  • Research and writing skills
  • Exam prep and exam taking strategies

While tutoring tends to focus on helping a student with specific course materials, academic coaching is designed to help students develop and strengthen the foundational skills necessary for success as a student. It is an investment that pays off throughout a student's years of education.

Along with equipping students with foundational skills, we also want to empower students to take ownership of their learning, engage more fully in their studies, and live out their God-given potential. For this reason, academic coaching will encourage students to set the agenda, to reflect on their learning, to explore strategies, and to establish action steps that they will be accountable to carry out. We are excited to see you grow and to be part of your learning experience here at Briercrest.


Be an Academic Coach!

Being an academic coaches is a professional development opportunity for those with a passion to help others succeed as learners. Our academic coaches may be seasoned upperclassmen, alumni, and/or individuals with equivalent experience; each one is approved and trained by the Student Success Centre. If you are interested in becoming an academic coach, contact us to have a chat and/or check out our application form (pdf).