Academic Coaching

Available to all undergraduate students, the primary focus of individualized coaching sessions is to work with you surrounding educational, personal, and professional growth in areas such as Time Management, Learning Strategies, Notetaking, Testing, Motivation, and Procrastination.  Our program recognizes the dedication required to perform within university settings and seeks to offer support in rigorous learning environments.

Popular Coaching Topics:

  • Time Management: Offerings including scheduling/calendar development, and semester mapping.
  • Prioritization: Exploring methods for organizing commitments and responsibilities and establishing avenues for gauging the impact of assignments/activities.
  • Learning Strategies: Diving into the differences between studying and learning, developing study skills, discussing learning styles, and investigating the impact of study environments.
  • Note-Taking: Examination of implementing a variety of approaches, discussion of tools and resources, as well as information about the topic of active listening.
  • Goal-Setting: Utilization of tools such as concept mapping, vision boarding, and long-term/short-term goal setting.
  • Motivation and Procrastination: Suggestions surrounding strategies, tips, and helpful resources

To make an appointment, please call (509) 335-6000 or stop by the front desk at the Academic Success and Career Center.

How to not let Thanksgiving Break derail your semester

With Thanksgiving break one week away, it’ll be tempting to checkout this week in classes, but this break is a sign of how close we are to the end of the semester, which means we must power through these final …

By Morgan Jernigan
Morgan Jernigan G.A: Academic Coach
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Having the Tough Conversations

It’s that time in the year, everyone.  You are now finished with your midterms, you’ve got exactly two weeks of classes, and then you’re off for the following week to begin “the holiday season.”  While this is an American tradition, …

By Adrianne Mitchell
Adrianne Mitchell GA: Academic Coach
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How to Avoid Mid-Semester Burnout

It’s week 11. Your caffeine intake has increased tenfold since the beginning of the semester. No matter how hard you try, no matter how much you accomplish, you always feel like ten more assignments are due at midnight. You’re exhausted, …

By Kiersten Guetlein
Kiersten Guetlein
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Need to meet with Advisor to plan next semester? This is what you should do to prepare.

Step one…schedule your meeting!

This time of the semester, advisors are super busy so the sooner you can schedule, the better! Don’t wait till the last minute with the expectation that you will be able to get in for a …

By Morgan Jernigan
Morgan Jernigan G.A: Academic Coach
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Feeling Personally Attacked by Your Midterm Grades?

Let me set the scene for you here: It’s a cool morning in Pullman.  You’ve been studying for midterms diligently.  You’ve been writing papers and re-writing papers, having your people, and anyone who can read, peer-review your essay before submission.  …

By Adrianne Mitchell
Adrianne Mitchell GA: Academic Coach
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Featured Resources

Drop-In Academic and Career Advising
No appointment needed. Drop-in Advising available 1:30pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri

Career Drop-ins available 2:00pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri


Lighty Student Services, room 180

Contact & Location

(509) 335-6000

Lighty Student Services Rooms 160 - 190
1815 NE Wilson Rd
Pullman, WA

ASCC Hours

Drop-in Hours Free Tutoring
M 1:30 - 4:00 pm 12:00 – 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
T 1:30 - 4:00 pm 12:00 – 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
W 1:30 - 4:00 pm 12:00 – 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
TH 1:30 - 4:00 pm 12:00 – 5:00 pm
F 1:30 - 4:00 pm 12:00 – 5:00 pm
SU   6:00 - 9:00 pm