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Academic Coaching

Academic coaching services are available to students who are registered with the Office for Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (AEO). Academic coaching is an inquiry-based support system that enables students who have a diagnosed disability to better understand how their particular disability influences their behavior in academic, social, and personal settings. It involves a process of reflective dialogue between student and academic coach. Through collaboration, sessions are designed to help students develop goals and strategies for balancing the demands of college life in a private, confidential space. Coaches most often work with students who are diagnosed with learning differences, ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and chronic health conditions; however, academic coaching is an effective tool for students with other disabilities as well.

Areas frequently explored, but not limited to, include:

  • Time management/prioritization
  • Organization of space, belongings, ideas
  • Procrastination/perfectionism
  • Self-regulation/accountability
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Problem-solving/decision making
  • Metacognition/learning strategies
  • Study skills, writing skills, and reading strategies
If you would like to learn more about academic coaching services, please contact us at (845) 437–7584 or email us at aeo@vassar.edu to speak with the director.