Academic Coaching

The Academic Skills Center provides one-on-one Academic Coaching.

Program Details

Academic Coaches can assist students with:

  • Time Management
  • Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Reading Rate Enhancement and Comprehension
  • Note-Taking
  • Memory Improvement
  • Motivation
  • Stress Management
  • Procrastination
  • Study Strategies
  • Accessing Campus Resources
  • And more!

Student Voices

"It's no exaggeration that the Academic Skills Center gave me a new lease on life. I met with the ASC before I even became a student. The ASC Director, Carl Thum, helped me identify learning disabilities that had plagued me for decades. Thanks to the ASC, I tackled those disabilities and went back to school. I am now working on my master's degree at Dartmouth and recently completed a study-abroad opportunity at Oxford. The kid who worried about graduating high school many years ago is now looking at Ph. D. programs, thanks to the Academic Skills Center."

"Jennifer was super helpful in time management to the point that we meet weekly to make sure that I am on track with my schedule.  Furthermore, she has been there for any emergencies, and has been really helpful in telling me what resources are available for counseling (Dick's House...etc). She is really a gem and extremely helpful to the point where she will meet with me outside of hours when I am in trouble."

Tips for Achieving Academic Success at Dartmouth

  1. Keep everything in perspective.  You're smart—and there are many tools and strategies for making the most of what you have.
  2. Define long-term and short-term goals and build your schedule around them.
  3. Access the Academic Skills Center and Tutor Clearinghouse—online, by phone or in person.  Our resources will help you manage your academic life at Dartmouth. 
  4. Learn and practice specific reading strategies.  They will help you comprehend, study and remember better.
  5. Stay healthy!  Learn how to manage stress, get enough sleep, exercise, and choose nutritious meals and snacks.
  6. Join a study group!  Collaborative learning is effective and enjoyable.  Research has shown a 2-1/2X efficacy of collaborative work over individual efforts.
  7. Learn effective time management!  That's the key to getting everything done.
  8. Don't wait till you feel overwhelmed. Contact the Tutor Clearinghouse early and often to be assigned a one-on-one tutor for subjects you find challenging.
  9. Reinforce what you've learned with frequent review and repetition. If you USE it, you won't LOSE it.
  10. Believe in yourself!  Your gifts got you here—learn how to use them to your best advantage.