Peer Academic Coaching (PAC)

Peer academic coaching embraces the ideals of both life coaching and executive functioning coaching utilizing an appreciative inquiry framework to support student choices. Peer academic coaches (PACs) assist students in developing academic success strategies and behaviors such as time management techniques, development of organizational systems, and test taking strategies. PACs will also serve to connect students to other campus support services and resources.

Students are allowed to visit with a PAC for up to one hour per week. However, additional hours may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the LRC.

How Can PACs Help Me?

PACs help students to develop the executive functioning skills necessary for success in college. PACs provide mentorship and can help with various topics including:

  • Understanding your syllabus
  • Stress management
  • Navigating Blackboard
  • Communicating with faulty members
  • Note taking
  • Overcoming test anxiety
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Presentation etiquette
  • Motivation
  • Active reading
  • Understanding your learning style
  • Developing an organizational system
  • Preparing for exams
  • Connecting to campus resources

How to Sign-Up for Coaching

Students can make an appointment online at or by visiting the LRC (Luther 200) during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Schedule Appointment

Questions about Peer Academic Coaching?

Please contact the Learning Resource Center for questions or appointments at 262-243-2623 or

Additional Resources

Check out our self-help academic skills handouts!