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Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching at College of the Siskiyous

The Academic Success Center is thrilled to be able to offer COS students an exciting new service: Academic Coaching.

Academic coaching helps you boost your academic performance and well-being. Academic coaching is offered through a series of one-on-one meetings in which our coaches listen and learn about you, so they can offer meaningful support focused on the following:

  • identifying values and setting goals
  • learning how to study smarter
  • managing school-work-life balance
  • increasing motivation and confidence

Academic Coaching is For You

Academic coaches are relationship-builders who appreciate that your strengths lie in your individuality. Coaching is for everyone, including students who have positive prior experiences in academia as well as those who have felt like academic outsiders. While coaching is not available at every college and university, because of its positive impact on a variety of learners, it is offered in some community colleges as well as Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Dartmouth, and Brown. Regardless of where you come from, where you are headed, and how you feel about college, if you are looking to improve performance and/or to get an edge, academic coaching is for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In the Academic Success Center located in the Learning Resources Building—across the foyer from the Library and next-door to Basecamp.

Ideally, academic coaching takes place over three 30-minute sessions; however, our coaches are happy to work with you beyond your three sessions. Also, if you think one session will do the trick, we are happy to start there.

You can visit the ASC for a drop-in appointment. Just tell the front desk staff you would like to meet with a coach. You can also contact any of our coaches via phone or email to set up an appointment.

No. Advisors and coaches perform different functions. Academic coaches focus on enhancing academic performance through a structured series of meetings; they do not provide assistance with educational plans, course selection/registration, or transfer.

COS students enrolled in credit courses. Students also enrolled in COLL 600 (a free, noncredit course titled "Strategies for Student Success") receive priority for academic coaching appointments. Students can enroll in COLL 600 at any point in the fall and/or spring semester.


Academic Success Center Instructor/Coordinator
Carly Zeller
Phone: (530) 938-5150

Academic Coaches (Offices located in the Academic Success Center)

Mario Cintron
Phone: (530) 938-5812

Lynnette Wilcox
Phone: (530) 938-5813

Leslie Bandi
Phone: (530) 938-5814