Instructor-Led Academic Coaching

Meet weekly, one-on-one, with an instructor to learn about college-level study skills to complement your academic goals.

Instructor-led Academic Coaching is fee-based and designed for first- and second-year students transitioning to college academics. You will be introduced to study skills and encouraged to utilize additional campus resources to complement your academic progress.

If you are beyond second-year status, consider utilizing Peer Academic Coaching or enrolling in one of our Success Courses.


Our instructors will make recommendations so that you will:

  • Gain a greater awareness of college-level academics
  • Be exposed to college-level study skills and time management to complement your academic goals
  • Gain a greater awareness of and ultimately use available campus resources

 Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester you’ll be able to:

  • Differentiate high school-level and college-level academics
  • Identify and apply 3-5 time management and study strategies that complement your academic goals
  • Identify and utilize 3-5 campus resources that complement your academic goals


  • Academic Organization: Explore how to organize your classes, course work, and deadlines.
  • Consolidation: Explore weekly techniques and strategies on how to consolidate your course materials, such as class notes, and text markings.
  • Effective Test Prep, Taking, and Analysis: Learn to utilize academic organization, time management, and the process of studying for effective test preparation and review.
  • Goal Setting: Set yourself up for success by starting the semester with goals.
  • Note-taking: Explore this foundational part of the study process to help you create useful notes.
  • Study Process: Give time and attention to your course work by learning how to review daily and weekly and for quizzes, exams, and projects.
  • Text Marking: Learn active reading and text marking strategies that include previewing before and after class.
  • Time Management: Manage priorities, homework, studying, and extra-curricular activities by learning how to manage your time.

 Student Expectations

If you are interested in participating in Instructor-led Academic Coaching, you will need to complete both Step 1 and Step 2 of the enrollment process. By enrolling in this program, you are expected to:

  • Regularly attend meetings
  • Be on time for each weekly meeting, and if need be, communicate and cancel the scheduled meeting in accordance to the RIT Attendance Policy
  • Actively participate
  • Follow and implement recommended academic strategies outside of scheduled meetings
  • Be accountable and responsible
  • Utilize campus resources to complement your academic goals
  • Complete an end-of-semester reflection survey

Instructor-led Academic Coaching will:

  • Protect your information in accordance with FERPA (Family Educational and privacy Act of 1974)
  • Respond to and/or initiate communication to/from RIT faculty or staff about academic progress or meeting attendance
  • Provide weekly (14) instructional meetings to introduce academic tools and study skills recommendations
  • Refer you to campus resources that provide additional services to complement your academic goals
  • Promote self-advocacy

Instructor-led Academic Coaching will not:

  • Release your information to family, friends or other non-RIT affiliated third parties about your academic progress or meeting attendance
  • Monitor your grades and assignment submissions, including advocating on your behalf regarding grades, classwork, due date extensions, attendance or academic integrity
  • Arrange for your disability accommodations.
  • Provide specific, program-related academic advising
  • Offer person assistance/services


Enrollment for the fall semester 2021 (2211) is closed.