Academic Coaching Program

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What is the Academic Coaching Program? 

The Academic Coaching Program (ACP) offers academic support to new-to-UTM students. The program is designed specifically for first-generation, transfer, mature, and international students. 

The mission of the program is to facilitate greater academic success and connections to the UTM community through the cultivation of better self-awareness, self-regulation, and motivational goal-setting. 

Through the program, you will:

  • improve specific study skills and develop effective learning strategies
  • generate action plans that utilize campus resources aligned with your goals
  • develop an accountability system to track and assess your progress
  • feel more connected to your student community and to the broader UTM community.

What is the Structure of the Program? 

The Program has three components:

  • Six 1-hour academic coaching sessions throughout the semester, led by the Learning Strategist and Academic Coaching Peer-Mentors
  • Access to 1-on 1 coaching sessions and consultations
  • Social and co-curricular events.

Your Mentors are successful upper-year students who have been through it all already and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and strategies. They will be there for you to listen to you, answer questions, refer you to right places on campus to get help, and have fun together.  

You will also have access 1-on-1 appointments with the Learning Strategist, who will work personally with you to help you develop an academic study plan for your time here at UTM, as well as answer any questions you have about building academic skills.

You have three Program Options to choose from:

  • September Stream
  • January Stream 
  • Flex Stream: you can attend sessions from September and January stream to accommodate your busy schedule.

The program is free and not-for-credit. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Co-Curricular Record notation. Program participants also are invited to engaging and informative events. Registration for ACP is Now Open 

If you are interested in joining the program, please contact us by email

Contact Us

Sveta Frunchak, Learning Strategist, Orientation & Transition Programs
Phone: 905-569-4567
Email: sveta.frunchak@utoronto.ca
Office of Student Transition
William G. Davis Building 2091