May 29, 2014

Academic Coach Program

In accordance with USC operating procedures as well as LA County and the State of California, KCLC will be providing all Academic Coaching services such as Drop-In Coaching, Individual Appointments, and Workshops online via Zoom for the start of the Spring 2021 semester. For questions about KCLC services, please email: Visit the Events Calendar for the Drop-in Appointment link. 


2018-2019 Academic Coaching Staff

What is Academic Coaching?

The mission of Academic Coaching is to empower USC students to become successful and self-directed lifelong learners. Working 1-on-1 with an Academic Coach will help students identify and utilize new learning tools and strategies in order to help students meet their academic and personal goals. Each week coaches help students create their own action plan by identifying priorities and deadlines for the week. Academic Coaching is open to undergraduate students.

What will I gain in Academic Coaching?

In the Academic Coaching Program, students and coaches develop working relationships through weekly meetings and follow up email communications. In the meetings, coaches use a variety of tools to help students improve their time management, study strategies, issues related to attention, focus, and motivation.

Academic Coaches can assist students in the following areas:

  • Establishing and maintaining daily schedules and routines
  • Develop strategies for breaking down projects into manageable and achievable tasks
  • Help students establish priorities and create S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Teach strategies for organizational management
  • Support students through the decision-making process
  • Increase awareness of procrastination and identify ways to get back on track
  • Assist with exam preparation and test-taking strategies

Academic Coaching is not:

How do I sign up?

For academic coaching assistance, please visit our Drop-in Hours.

If you are an undergraduate student and looking for weekly academic coaching, please email for further information.

If you are a student that has participated in academic coaching in the past, please email with the following information:

  1. What past semesters you were in academic coaching
  2. Who your past academic coach(es) are/were
  3. Where you are currently located while taking classes online
  4. Your availability for meeting with an academic coach 10AM-4PM Monday-Friday