Success Coaching

What can Success Coaches help me with?

Our Success Coaches can help you improve their academic performance based on your specific needs. We can help you: 

  • discover how you learn best 
  • motivate yourself for success 
  • create a strategic academic plan 
  • incorporate productive habits for time management, research & writing, and exam preparation 
  • embrace accountability 

 And more!

Can anyone see a Success Coach?

Yes! Success Coaching is open to ALL students in the Fall and Spring semesters.

It's free for a single session – just book an appointment here. To benefit from coaching for the semester, register for SKLS 003 ($500) in your Student Portal.

How do I book a drop-in appointment with a Success Coach?

It’s easy! Book appointments here.

What are study skills?

Study Skills is a 0 credit class offered to students to increase their awareness of what it takes to face the rigors of university academics. Students discover and are encouraged to implement study strategies that work for their individual preferences to enhance their academic achievement.  

Who can take study skills?

Study Skills 001 is open to all students and is offered in the fall and spring semesters. The cost of Study Skills 001 is $195. 

How do I register for study skills?

You can register for study skills in the student portal just like your other courses, using the course code SKLS 001. 

Learning Coaching (Richmond)

How do I book an appointment?

You will be assigned a regular Learning Coach for your terms in WRTG 101 and ENGL 101. You must use your email to sign up in the new system and locate your coach’s schedule and choose an available time that fits your schedule.

How many appointments can I make in a week?

You must attend at least one per week to qualify for full participation marks and can book a second appointment if you need extra help with worksheets and tasks for WRTG 101 and ENGL 101 or help with another course assignment.

Can I get extra help if I need it?

Yes, there will be workshops available to help you with certain assignments or if your instructors notice you have certain issues or struggles with assignments or completing assignments.

Do I need to sign a Learning Coach contract?

Yes, the contract is required by your Instructor and will make your responsibilities and the role of the coach clearer for you! It may also answer some of the FAQ’s!

Can I get help with other courses?

The focus of the coaches is to help you complete your weekly worksheets and tasks for WRTG 101 and ENGL 101 but you can book for help with assignments for other classes.

Can I book 2 appointments on the same day?

No, try to book one early in the week and the other midweek or later. If you get extra help for a task or worksheet complete the worksheet or task and get it checked later in the week for your full participation marks. Do not book 2 appointments in a row or back to back on the same day!

How do I get the maximum mark for the term for my Learning Coach mark?

It is important to try the work yourself and if you need help, sign up for help with questions. If you attempt to complete the work and mostly complete it you will receive full marks. If you do not try the work and or complete only half of it you will not receive full marks. If you are confused about how to begin the worksheet or task, you can get help and complete it for later in the week.

Can I talk to my coach about scheduling challenges?

Yes, if you are taking extra classes or working part time and have difficulty finding a time that fits your schedule, then talk to your coach about finding alternative times that would work for you.

Who can I contact if I have not heard from my Learning Coach or have general questions about the program?

Please feel free to email Joshua Park the Director of the Learning Commons in Richmond at about all general inquiries and concerns!