Academic Coaching Program

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What is the Academic Coaching Program? 

The Academic Coaching Program (ACP) offers academic and social support to college transfer and mature (over 21 years old) students who are new-to-UTM.  

ACP's mission is to facilitate greater academic success and connections to the UTM community. 

Through the program, you will:

  • build learning strategies to succeed in university environment
  • 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 UTM community

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What is the Structure of the Program? 

Peer mentorship is at the core of ACP. Based on your interests and preferences, you will be matched with an Academic Coaching Mentor. Your mentors are successful upper-year students who have been through it already and are passionate about sharing their experiences, enthusiasm, and learning strategies. They will be there for you to listen to you, work through your questions and challenges together, help you get support on campus when needed, and have fun together. You will schedule your interactions with your mentor according to your schedule and preferences. 

The Program has the following required components:

  • An intake interview 
  • Attending academic coaching workshops 
  • Attending one-on-one sessions with an academic coaching mentor (at least two)
  • Completing an online exit reflection 

As an ACP participant, you will also enjoy: 

  • Having fun at an engaging ACP Term Social Event,
  • Participating in an End-of-Year Celebration in April 

The program is free and not-for-credit. Students who successfully complete the program receive a Co-Curricular Record notation.  

The program is offered in winter term. 

Registration is currently closed. Check this website often for updates.

Academic Coaching Program Inquiries

For all of your questions about Academic Coaching Program support, please contact Sveta FrunchakStudent Success Coordinator: Academic Initiatives

Sveta Frunchak
Student Success Coordinator, Academic Initiatives
Email: sveta.frunchak@utoronto.ca
Phone: 905-569-4567

Room 2091, William G. Davis Building