Academic Coaching.


Academic Coaching

The Academic Coaching program at the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) focuses on individual student needs to develop independent student success.

Academic coaching provides assistance outside of content areas for students in need of organizational and study skills based assistance.  Coaching helps students develop independent methods for success, including developing academic plans or working in line with CAE support services like the University Writing Center to help you with planning out your research paper timeline.

The CAE offers peer and professional academic coaching throughout the semester for free in the following areas:

  • Organization skills
  • Timemanagement
  • Goal setting
  • Procrastination help
  • Study skills
  • Memory techniques
  • Test preparation
  • Reading annotation
  • And more!

Drew’s Academic Coaches are College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) trained and specialize in providing skills that students can transmit across content/subject areas throughout their college career.

Please make an appointment with a peer or professional academic coach on WConline.


Academic Coaching Workshops Fall 2017 are one-hour, free and open to all Drew students. They will take place in EC 145 unless otherwise noted.  No registration is necessary.

  1. Wednesday, September 20, 7:00-8:00: Are You Organized?
  2. Wednesday, October 11, 7:00-8:00: Do It Today: Managing Procrastination
  3. Wednesday, November 8, 7:00-8:00: Mind Your Mindset
  4. Wednesday, November 29, 7:00-8:00: Stress Less During Finals

Workshop descriptions

All workshops are designed to help students develop more effective organizational and study skills.  Strategies, tools and techniques for managing time, stress, and procrastination, as well as maintaining motivation and a growth mindset, will be discussed.

  • Are You Organized? This workshop will focus on the basic elements of getting off to a good start this semester.  Tools such as planners, to-do lists, goal-setting templates, and 32-Day Commitment grids will be introduced to help students develop sound habits early on.
  • Do It Today: Managing Procrastination – This workshop will focus on identifying procrastinating behavior and the motivation behind it as well as strategies to monitor and overcome these tendencies.
  • Mind Your Mindset – This workshop will focus on the research behind ‘Growth’ and ‘Fixed’ mindsets, the academic advantages of developing a Growth mindset, and strategies for doing so.
  • Stress Less During Finals: This workshop will demonstrate how to create a schedule that breaks down daunting study tasks into smaller, more manageable parts.