Science Peer Academic Coaches

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SPAC coaches work with you one-on-one to help you achieve your academic goals at UBC.

Video chat with a coach online to set goals, discuss study habits, brainstorm ways that you can adapt your approach to learning, including learning online, and co-create a plan of action moving forward.

Get an Academic Boost.

Students who work with an SPAC coach see lasting improvements to their study habits.

SEPTEMBER
Get ready for midterms and start your term off strong! Hear insight and advice from UBC professors on how to best prepare for midterms.

NOVEMBER & APRIL
Studying for exams doesn’t have to be difficult. Virtually drop by for 15 minutes to kick off your final exam preparation.

Learn how to get motivated so you can reach your academic and degree goals.

Get Strategic with Your Studying

An SPAC Coach can help you if you are considering these questions:

  • How do I balance all my assignments, lab reports, exams, and work, while still staying healthy?

  • How do I maintain focus while learning online?

  • How come I can’t remember anything from the lecture I just attended 10 minutes ago?

  • I have 8 chapters to read this weekend for 3 different classes, where do I even start?

  • How do people use their lecture notes to study for an exam? Am I doing it right?

  • What’s the quickest way to memorize things for an exam?

Flexible

Looking for a coach outside of drop-in hours? Check back in August 2020 to book an online appointment with a coach.

Confidential

All conversations with a coach are confidential.

Meet the Team

SPAC coaches are Science students like you! Meet the team.

Drop-In Coaching

While courses are hosted online, the Science Peer Academic Coaches will be meeting virtually (only). A coach will be happy to chat with you to create a study plan, discuss time management strategies, and more. Science Peer Academic Coaches will help you complete an Action Plan to outline the immediate steps you should take to achieve your academic goals. Throughout this process, coaches will familiarize you with various campus resources that you can access to support your academic success.

Starting August 17, 2020 the Science Peer Academic Coaches will resume offering virtual coaching sessions by appointment only. 

Virtual drop-in sessions resume September 21, 2020 with coaches available Monday - Friday 2-6 PM. Please check back later in August for details on accessing the virtual drop-in sessions.