Academic Coaching Center

Coaching services to develop independent learning skills

 The Academic Coaching Center (ACC) provides tutoring and academic coaching to undergraduate students across a myriad of subjects. We are a place of encouragement and hope; a place where students receive the support they need to achieve their academic goals. We believe learning is a developmental process that is never complete and thus tutors and coaches, recognizing the potential in all students, work to foster the independent learning skills of each student they encounter.

Academic Coaching Center Services

Academic Coaching

Available for students looking to build their general academic skills. Peer coaches meet with students on a one-on-one basis to develop skills necessary for academic success. Such skills include time management, test-taking strategies, approaches to studying, and note-taking. In addition, peer coaches facilitate the empowerment of students, encouraging independent learning, self-efficacy, and critical thinking.

Academic Tutoring

Available for students looking to grow in their knowledge related to a specific course. Tutors work with students in small groups or on a one-on-one basis to foster a deeper understanding of the course concepts. Tutors help students improve their course grades through collaborative learning exercises that facilitate independent learning. The goal of tutoring is for students to walk away empowered, confident in their abilities to accomplish their academic tasks.

About Us

Coaches and Tutors are peers recommended by program faculty. They are recognized for excelling in coursework, have strong interpersonal skills, and desire to help others reach their full potential. Peer Coaches and Tutors participate in on-going training throughout their employment in the Academic Coaching Center and go through regularly scheduled evaluations which promote self-reflection, personal development, and accountability.

Contact information:

Bianca Valencia, BA
Coordinator of the Academic Coaching Center 
ACC@olivet.edu / 815-936-3963