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Coaching Program

The Coaching Program is designed to support currently enrolled students in a one-on-one setting to help them meet their goals. Trained coaches guide students to develop the habits and skills to succeed. All coachees are paired with a coach for recurring appointments. 

All Coaching Program sessions will be conducted in person for the Fall 2023 semester.

Coaching sessions will begin during the second week of undergraduate classes.

What coachees can expect
  • Learn how to prioritize academic work
  • Learn study tips & resources for your current courses
  • Create a plan that establishes a healthy balance between school, personal time, work, and other commitments
  • Meet with your coach on a weekly basis to continually update and rework your plan for success this semester
  • Graduate students with relevant experience 
  • Friendly, encouraging, non-judgmental, & knowledgeable
  • A desire to help & support students
Cost and Fee Waivers

A 60-minute coaching session is $25.00.

All charges will be billed to your student account at the end of each month.


In order to be paired with a coach, all students must be referred to the program. If you are interested in receiving coaching services but you have not been referred, please reach out to and an Academic Wellbeing staff member will work with you to determine if the coaching program will suit your needs. 

Coaches will set up recurring appointments in our scheduling system for all sessions following the first meeting. 

How to Become a Coach

Coaching is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to gain mentoring experience.  Coaches meet with undergraduate students weekly in a one-on-one setting to help them develop valuable skills, like time management, organization, and self-advocacy. Coaches are paid $15 per hour.

We will begin the hiring process at the beginning of the summer. Please review the qualifications and expectations below before submitting an application.

  • Graduate Student at William & Mary
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to meet with assigned students on campus and in person
  • A personal and professional commitment to academic integrity
  • Previous coaching, tutoring, or mentoring experience is appreciated but not required


  • Coaches will attend scheduled coaching training sessions and meetings.
  • Coaches will maintain a friendly demeanor and positive attitude while coaching.
  • Coaches will tailor their sessions to meet student needs.
  • Coaches will reply promptly to staff communications and keep accurate payroll records.
  • Coaches will adhere to the W&M Code of Honor and sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement.

If you are interested in becoming a Coach, please contact us at [[tutorzone]].

Don't hesitate to reach out to [[tutorzone]] with any questions.