Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is designed to assist and support students with planning, assessing and managing their academics by teaching strategies and skills that will help students become more effective, self-directed learners.  30 or 50-minute sessions are available by appointment with our Academic Coach or one of our Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) coaches.  

Want to meet with an academic coach? sign into the  My Saint Leo Portal. Once you are in the portal, under Online Services select Courses. Under Select a Course, choose the Center for Academic Vision & Excellence  page and click Accudemia.

The academic coaching team CAN: 

  • Teach strategies to improve time management and organization.
  • Teach strategies to improve reading, studying and note-taking skills.
  • Teach active reading and listening skills.
  • Assess student needs to identify strengths and weaknesses related to learning and study strategies.
  • Advise and support students in preparing for tests, along with memory strategies.
  • Support and assist ESL/EFL students in English language development.*
    *Please schedule an appointment with the academic coach.

The academic coaching team CANNOT: 

  • Assist with exams or quizzes.
  • Assist with homework assignments. 
  • Explain every aspect of your assigned reading. 
  • Copyedit, or proofread, your paper.

Please note that individual coaching sessions are designed to supplement what you are learning in class.  It is the student’s responsibility to attend class, meet with your professor, take notes, read the books/handouts, and study course materials.