Long-Term Academic Coaching includes a series of at least 6, small group 50-minute sessions with a peer academic coach to help students achieve their academic goals within and beyond the classroom. Peer academic coaches are trained and certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

Areas of focus during a coaching appointment include the following academic success strategies:

  • Online Class Success Strategies
  • Individualized Learning Strategies
  • Time Management and Goal Setting
  • Memory and Concentration Strategies
  • Notetaking and Selecting Main Ideas
  • Motivation and Growth Mindset
  • Test Preparation & Test Taking Strategies

Short-Term Academic Coaching consists of students submitting a request to meet with a peer academic coach 1-3 times to work on academic skills.

For more information, please contact Samer Alrayes, Retention Specialist for Academic Coaching:
Email – salrayes@ewu.edu
Phone – (509) 359-4658
Office – JFK Library Learning Commons, M32 (main floor)

What do students like about PLUS Academic Coaching?

“My life seems less stressful and I feel like I know and learned ways to manage my time when it comes to studying for exams.”

“I was able to understand my class topic a lot better since I knew how to take better notes and read better from a textbook. My understanding was helped which helped with test anxiety.”

“I have been able to figure out what was coming between me and my academic success and target how I can improve in school.”

Study Squad

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Join PLUS’s GSAs for a guided study hour that begins with goal setting, followed by silent independent work, and ends with a check-in to celebrate the progress made.