Academic Coaching

The Academic Skills Center provides one-on-one Academic Coaching in-person or through Zoom for Dartmouth undergraduate students.

What does academic coaching look like?

Think of it as a discussion about your academic life and how to navigate it. Academic Coaches are trained professional staff ready to support you in your academic journey. 

Common Academic Coaching Topics:

  • General Learning Strategies
  • Time Management & Organization 
  • Reading Rate Enhancement and Comprehension
  • Note-Taking Skills
  • Memory Improvement
  • Motivation
  • Stress Management
  • Procrastination
  • Exam 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. They 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."

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 Peer Tutoring Program—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 tutoring 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 Peer Tutoring Program early and often.
  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.