Academic coaching is one-on-one individualized assistance available to all students at any point in their academic career. Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) are fellow Illinois State students who receive training on supporting their peers through the academic and personal challenges that college students face.
Peer Academic Coaches can help you develop and refine your academic skills, set (and achieve) your own goals, and design personalized strategies for academic success. They function as guides, listeners, and accountability partners not as tutors, academic advisors, or counselors.
Ready to get started? Select your PAC and make your appointment!
If you’re unsure who to choose or have questions about peer academic coaching, contact Lisa Lawless
Peer Academic Coaches assist with:
Accountability is important in college, so being able to create that kind of environment is a reason why I like PAC.
Recreational Therapy/Pre-Physical Therapy
I enjoy being able to connect with students all across campus and help them learn how to figure out the correct skills needed for them to succeed in their college academic career!
Communications: Organizational and Leadership
I enjoy working with students and being able to make their college experience better.
Human Development and Family Science
I love being a PAC because I am passionate about helping students reach their academic goals!
I love helping students on an individual level to help them reach their greatest academic potential!
I like Peer Academic Coaching because as a student myself, I enjoy being able to help my fellow students succeed academically.
I enjoy helping my fellow students thrive academically and being a part of PAC allows me to do that! I hope to help students enjoy their college experience.
I love being a PAC because I have the opportunity to help students achieve their academic goals and feel more confident in what they are doing.
I’m excited to work with fellow students to help them be successful at ISU. I’ve personally benefitted from working with a PAC as I struggled with online classes. The support, strategies, and resources made such a difference!
Special Education – Learning & Behavior Specialist
"Try again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett. Just keep trying everything is a learning experience.
English Studies Major
Political Science Major
I love peer academic coaching because I love helping students recognize their own strengths and learn how to utilize them.
Graduate Students Only
Master of Social Work
Don't have an appointment? No problem! Drop-in and chat with a Peer Academic Coach:
Faculty and staff members can refer a student for peer academic coaching by submitting the form below. A staff member will contact the student to arrange their initial intake appointment.
Questions about the peer academic coaching program can be submitted to Lisa Lawless.Faculty/Staff Referral