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.

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Featured Resources

Drop-In Academic and Career Advising

Advising drop-ins available 1:30pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri

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

at Lighty Student Services, room 180

No appointment is needed.

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