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Academic Coaching & Tutoring

Achieve More with an Academic Success Coach

In addition to our Academic Support programs, including peer, writing, and organizational tutoring, students also can work with an academic success coach on a weekly, bi-weekly, or one-off basis. The academic success coaches are professional staff members who mentor students by designing and implementing an individualized plan for academic success.

To schedule a meeting, you can send an email to and simply say that you want to schedule an academic coaching appointment. One of our coaches will reply within 24 hours. You can also stop by between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one of our staff members or student assistants can help you schedule an academic coaching appointment. On evenings and weekends, sending an email request is best.

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Learn Valuable and Transformative Skills

Through these coaching sessions, students work with the academic success specialist to improve skills that may not be taught in the classroom:

  • Effective Time Management
  • Study Skills and Note-taking
  • Organization
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Motivation
  • Goal-setting
  • Critical Reading
  • Test Preparation and Test-taking
  • Self-care
Peer-led Support for Students

Writing Tutoring

Are you struggling with a paper or looking to improve your writing skills? The mission of the Lebanon Valley College Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors is to provide students with the tools, techniques, and confidence necessary to become successful communicators and writers. We do this by creating a comfortable environment in which students and tutors work together at improving writing and thinking across the curriculum.

Peer Tutoring

Do you want higher grades or to improve your study skills? Peer Tutoring offers free assistance to students who want to improve their academic performance. Tutors can be provided for most 100- and 200-level courses offered. Peer Tutors are successful, upper-level students who are trained to help students clarify assignments, understand the subject matter, prepare homework, review homework, prepare for exams, review exams, improve study techniques, and improve time management. Tutors are available for individual and group sessions. Please keep in mind that tutors are students themselves, and it is important to be flexible with appointments if you are looking to receive help.

Organizational Tutoring

Organizational tutors are students who mentor, model, and teach peers effective and healthy time management and organizational skills as well as study habits in order to function independently as a competent and successful student.

How to Request a Tutor

Starting in Fall 2023, students can use Starfish to sign up for peer subject tutoring. Once logged in, navigate to the menu button in the upper-left hand corner and select “Courses.” Next to your courses, you will see a Peer Tutoring icon with a “Schedule Appointment” link. Please note that all appointments must be made by 5 p.m. the day before. Same-day appointments cannot be accommodated. For more detailed information, check out Tutoring and Starfish.

If you do not see the Peer Tutoring icon next to a course you’d like a tutor for, please fill out the Tutor Request Form at least 48 hours prior to your desired appointment time.

If you’re struggling to navigate Canvas, develop and maintain a time management system that works for you, or simply want a peer to help you balance expectations, request an organizational tutor through our Tutor Request Form.

From 7–9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, writing tutors will be on-duty for help, no appointment needed. These drop-in hours start the second week of each semester and run in accordance with the academic calendar.

If you cannot make the drop-in hours, please fill out the Tutor Request Form.

Reserve a Study Room

The Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors in Mund College Center has a collaborative group study room available for reservation.

To schedule a reservation, please email with the date and time of your desired reservation.

Please note that this room is not for individual study. There is a 4-person minimum for 003E.

Reservations also take precedence. If the room is open and you would like to use it, make a quick reservation by sending an email. That way, you know the room availability, and you can ensure that you have secured the room for your group.