May 29, 2014

Academic Coach Program

In accordance with LA County and USC operating procedures, KCLC will require wearing a mask while in the Center for both studying and receiving services.  KCLC will be offering both workshops and drop-ins in both an online and in person format throughout the semester, weekly academic coaching will only be offered online. For questions about KCLC services, please email:


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