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, college 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 the following components:

  • Intake interview with a learning strategist (mandatory)
  • Group academic coaching sessions facilitated by a learning strategist (three out of four are mandatory)
  • One-on-one sessions with an academic coaching mentor (at least two)
  • Social events
  • Exit reflection (mandatory)

Your mentors are successful upper-year students who have been through it already and are passionate about sharing their knowledge, enthusiasm, and learning strategies. They will be there for you to listen to you, work through your questions and challenges together, help you get help on campus when needed, and have fun together.  

You have two program options to choose from:

  • September stream
  • January stream 

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

Registartion is now closed. Registration for January stream will open soon - check this page again soon.

Upcoming Events

Join the Motivational Study Space for new-to-UTM students during December Exam Jam. Drop by at any time between 10 AM and 5:30 PM on December 5 to study for your exams or work on your projects. Here is why you should come:

  • Get a quick drop-in study skills consultations with a learning strategist or a peer leader any time during the day
  • Enjoy free snacks and drinks
  • Work in a quiet study space full of productive vibe
  • Fulfill an “academic review session” requirement for your Exam Jam CCR notation.

Location and Date: IB320, December 5, 10 AM - 5:30 PM.

First-come, first-serve basis. All new-to-UTM students are welcome. 

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