Academic Coaching Program

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What is the Academic Coaching Program? 

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

ACP's mission 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? 

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 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 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 with a learning strategist
  • Attending academic coaching workshops (at least three out of four)
  • 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,
  • A Reading Week Study Bootcamp,
  • Participating in an End-of-Year Celebration in April featuring a special guest speaker, great food and prizes,
  • Access to additional consultations with a learning strategist, 
  • Free snacks and drinks to make UTM feel more like home!

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 the fall and winter terms. 

Registration closed 

Upcoming Event

2017-18 Academic Coaching Program Recognition Gala

  • When: Thursday, March 29, 6-8 PM 
  • Where: Deerfield Cafe Area

This is an ACP-exclusive special celebration to recognize your hard work,  achievements, and engagement this year. All students who complete ACP in 2017-18 are invited and welcome to bring one guest (all guests must be current UofT students.)

In the Gala Program: 

  • Enjoy an engaging presentation by a multi-award winning marketer, accomplished entrepreneur, and dynamic keynote speaker Hamza Khan
  • Receive a copy of Mr.Khan's book THE BURNOUT GAMBLE as your ACP completion gift AND have an opportunity to have it signed by the author!
  • Enjoy a fancy full-course dinner with your peers and mentors
  • Engage in celebration activities such as Fun Photo Booth and more
  • Have a chance to get one of 5 “First at the Door” gift cards just for showing up early
  • Cheer for your peers (or yourself)! for getting one of the four ACP “Mentee of the Year” Awards (each coming with a prize valued at CAD 50)

Register online  

Have questions? Contact Us

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