Academic Success Center

Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is an exploration and discovery process that enables students to see themselves from a fresh perspective. Just like a coach in any sport, the academic coach’s goal is to help students perform to the best of their abilities.
Ms. Elizabeth McWilliams and Mr. Matthew Kirk, the academic coaches, can help you if you are looking for any of the following:

  • Regularly scheduled, one-on-one meetings
  • Assistance in organizing and planning your semester
  • Someone to keep you accountable to your academic plans
  • Help with specific academic issues (test-taking, time management, etc…)
  • Referral to other appropriate campus resources

Academic Coach, Elizabeth McWilliams with male student

Appointments usually last from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your need. You can schedule appointments on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. The focus and purpose of these one-on-one meetings is to provide:
  • Discovery – how you learn
  • Structure – organizational skills
  • Support – goal setting and encouragement
  • Feedback – progress and growth

To schedule an appointment with Ms. Elizabeth McWilliams or Mr. Matthew Kirk, just email, call (864) 656-6452 or stop by the Academic Success Center. If possible, please print and complete this Coaching Request Form to bring with you to your first appointment. We look forward to seeing you!