Student and Academic Life

Stay Smart at Home This Summer With The Study, Academic Coaching

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2020) — Transformative Learning is stepping up to help University of Kentucky students enrolled in online summer courses stay on track. For the first time ever, The Study and Academic Coaching will be open to serve students throughout the summer.

“We’re excited to provide academic support for students this summer,” says Transformative Learning Executive Director Molly Reynolds. “Summer is a fantastic time for students to get a head start by completing coursework and getting involved at UK.”

Peer tutoring at The Study

Starting today, Monday, May 18, peer tutors at The Study will be available virtually to assist students in a wide variety of 100- and 200-level math, science and business courses including: ACC 201 and 202; ECO 201 and 202; BIO 148; MA 109; MA 123 and more. As always, no appointments are needed and there is never any cost to students.

Not only are The Study’s peer tutors nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), they are undergraduate students who have taken and successfully passed the courses they tutor. This makes them a great resource for questions about courses or questions about homework, study skills and exam prep.

This summer, The Study will utilize GoBoard for online tutoring. GoBoard is an intuitive and easy to use platform with built-in features like Wolfram Alpha, a bond drawing tool, a reference library and a graphing calculator. All you need to get connected to a tutor is your name and university email — no downloads necessary.

The Study is open online Monday through Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., but tutoring hours vary by subject. For more information, including the complete subject-specific schedule, click here.

Academic Coaching

All students enrolled in a course this summer are invited to make an appointment with an academic coach. Transformative Learning’s Academic Coaching provides online, personalized one-on-one meetings with a trained graduate coach who can help you set goals and create an action plan to become your best self both in and outside the classroom. 

Some of the most frequently discussed topics in academic coaching sessions include honing time management skills, improving note-taking or exam prep strategies, improving motivation and finding resources on and off campus.

Academic Coaching sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes and take place virtually via Zoom or over the phone. To make an appointment, visit go.uky.edu/coaching.

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