Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching

What We Do

CLASS+ Academic Coaches help students develop their skills and strategies for learning efficiently and effectively. While a tutor works with you on course content, an academic coach works with you on strategies for learning the content.

Things our coaches can help you with:

  • define a specific game plan that can be used for an upcoming exam
  • evaluate and implement learning styles & strategies
  • learn how to master reading college texts
  • help in creating outlines, notes, and study materials
  • review tips for effective studying & successful learning
  • address text anxiety or other stressors
  • assess time management to maximize study time for challenging areas while balancing college life and other time demands

 

Meet our Peer Coaches

Bobbie Jean Sandidge

Pre-Med Biology Major | Spanish & UA Teach Minor

CRLA Level 1 Certified Tutor

Abigail Thurstenson

Sociology Major | Mathematics Minor

CRLA Level 1 Certified Tutor

Lawrence Hale

Biochemistry Major

CRLA Level 1 Certified Tutor

Kayla Simon

Public Health Major | Statistics Minor

CRLA Level 1 Certified Tutor

Braden Byrum

Finance & Accounting Major | Information Systems Minor

 

Coaching Options

Online Coaching

Meet with a coach online in a virtual classroom. Go to razortrack.uark.edu to see the schedule. Once you schedule an online appointment, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your appointment with instructions on how to access the virtual classroom. 

Chat Coaching

Available for quick questions online, no appointment necessary. Go to our Chat page or to razortrack.uark.edu to see when coaches are online. Sessions are approximately 20 minutes, but can go longer if demand for coaches is low. If you need more time, your coach can also transfer you to a full-fledged Online Coaching session if time allows.  

Have questions or want to learn more? Check out our FAQs for more information about Academic Coaching.