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Peer Academic Coaching

Peer Academic Coaching

  • Do you feel overwhelmed by your studies?
  • Are you sometimes unprepared for classes and exams?
  • Are you struggling to balance your schoolwork with other commitments?

The Learning Studio has Peer Academic Coaches ready to help.  Each Peer Academic Coach (PAC) is a Columbia College student trained and supervised to assist you to be more successful in all of your courses.

What is Peer Academic Coaching?

  • The PAC program is an opportunity for you to learn how to be more successful in all of your courses.
  • It is NOT tutoring.
  • Sessions are voluntary.
  • You meet for 30 minute sessions with a PAC.
  • Sessions can be one time only or on a weekly basis

What happens in a session?

  • You and the PAC get to know each other and discuss concerns about learning.
  • You learn to organize assignments and make a plan for success.
  • You develop strategies for better managing time, taking notes in class, preparing for tests, and getting the most out of studying.

How do I meet a PAC?

  • Call 312.369.8130 or come to the Learning Studio to make an appointment for a PAC session.
  • Come by yourself or bring a buddy if you like.