Academic Coaching

Register now for Study Lab's Study Smarter, Not Harder Webinar Series!

Learn course-specific skills to succeed in biological sciences and chemistry or general skills to succeed in any college course. Each webinar provides an overview of what to expect, then reviews essential strategies in time management, organization, and active studying and introduces you to valuable resources. 

Tuesday, August 3rd at 3 p.m.: Chemistry - Register here!

Wednesday, August 4th at 4 p.m.: Biological Sciences - Register here!

Thursday, August 5th at 4 p.m.: Any course - Register here!



Study Your Own Way

Want to talk with a fellow student about how they prepared to apply to med school? Or discover how they plan and prep for finals? Or pick up some tips on how to read your course material more efficiently?

Our Academic Coaches provide insider insight into how real students succeed at Pitt. They'll share with you what has worked for them, and show you how to experiment with different skills so that you can develop the best study strategy for you. Get the most out of your time here at Pitt by developing your own customized study plan.

Academic Coaches can help with:

  • Active study habits
  • Planning for mid-terms and finals
  • Reading strategies
  • Test preparation
  • Time management
  • And more.

Types of Appointments

Academic Coaching: If you know you want to talk about time management strategies or success in a particular class, a general academic coaching session will cover exactly what you need.

Study Skills Inventory: If you aren't sure where you need to improve or would like to understand more about your study strengths, schedule a Study Skills Inventory appointment. You will receive instructions on how to complete the LASSI, an online study skills assessment, before your meeting with an academic coach. Your coach will then review your results during your appointment and help you to determine the best strategies for you. 

Forty-five minute coaching appointments are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Wednesdays until 8pm. 

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Make a one-on-one appointment using the chat feature on this site or by calling 412-648-7920. You can also schedule online through the Navigate Student App. Academic Coaching sessions are available Monday through Friday and typically last about 30-45 minutes.
  2. Click on the Zoom link in your confirmation email at the time of the appointment.
  3. Meet one-on-one with an Academic Coach and discover the study strategies that work best for you.