Academic Skills Peer Coaching
Peer coaches are here to help undergraduate and University College students stay organized in online classes, find a study routine, learn about evidence-based study strategies, communicate with instructors, manage test anxiety, and more!
Click here to schedule a meeting with a Peer Coach.
You will be prompted to log in with your WUSTL credentials to access the scheduler. All Coaches are available for video appointments; in person appointments, if available, will take place in one of the small conference rooms outside the Learning Center’s office on the lower level of the Mallinckrodt Center. Peer Coaching appointments must be scheduled in advance; there are no drop-in hours at this time.
Please note that the scheduler displays all times in your local time zone. Here are the Peer Coaches’ hours for the Spring 2023 semester:
Divya Srinivasan: Mondays from 4-6 PM
Sofía Then: Tuesdays from 4-6 PM
Khadijah Kareem: Tuesdays from 6-8 PM
Amanda Yu: Thursdays from 4-6 PM
Scroll to the bottom of this page to read more about your Peer Coaches!
Other Academic Skills Resources
In addition to Academic Skills Peer Coaching, the Learning Center offers robust services to help undergraduate students achieve their academic goals. The resources/services featured on this page can help you achieve specific goals and complement your participation in our other Academic Programs. We provide support for a variety of academic skills, including:
- Study strategies
- Time management and productivity
- Avoiding procrastination and increasing persistence
- Managing test anxiety
- Approaching instructors (and other course-related resources) and utilizing office hours effectively
Academic Skills Self-Assessment
The Academic Skills Assessment can help you identify your strengths and opportunities for growth. This survey should take you less than 10 minutes to complete, and you can take it as many times as you’d like in order to track your progress throughout your college career.
Your results, which you will receive via email after completing the survey, are confidential and are intended for your own personal reference, though you can also choose to forward them to an Academic Skills Peer Coach or Learning Center staff member prior to meeting with them.
Academic Skills Workshop Series
During the Fall and Spring semesters, our Peer Coaches lead a series of workshops about time management, organization, study strategies, and more! During these interactive sessions, Peer Coaches provide evidence-based strategies to help students reach their academic goals, share their own experiences, and answer students’ questions on a wide variety of topics. Information about these workshops is usually available about a month after classes start, and details can be found on our Workshops page, Announcements feed, and virtual calendar.
Online Resource Library
Our academic skills resource library includes videos, worksheets, apps, and more! You can filter by specific academic skills (study strategies, time management, etc.) or browse the entire collection.
Meet with a Learning Center Staff Member
Learning Center staff are also available to meet one-on-one with University College students and answer questions about academic skills resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with a staff member.
Visit the Writing Center
The Learning Center does not offer any dedicated support for writing. You can visit our campus partner The Writing Center for all your writing support needs!
Meet Your Peer Coaches
- Amanda Yu
Hey! My name is Amanda Yu (she/her/hers) and I’m a rising junior from Chesterfield, MO (about 20 minutes from WashU.) I’m currently majoring in Cognitive Neuroscience with a minor in Healthcare Management on the pre-med track. A fun fact about me is I’m on the swim team here at WashU! Aside from classes, I work in a research lab on the med campus and love to travel and cook. I decided to become a Peer Coach to help aid and support students in their transition to college!
- Divya Srinivasan
Hello! My name is Divya (she/her), and I am a senior from Johns Creek, GA majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Anthropology. I’m greatly interested in public health and am on the pre-med track. Outside of school, I enjoy crocheting, dancing, traveling, and volunteering with various clubs. I decided to become a Peer Coach to support students and help them navigate their academic journey at WashU!
- Khadijah Kareem
Hello! My name is Khadijah Kareem and I go by she/her/hers pronouns. I am majoring in Anthropology: Global Health and Environment and minoring in Healthcare Management. In the future, I hope to pursue medicine and public health. I am excited to be a Peer Coach and help students navigate the academic terrain at WashU!
- Sofía Then
Hi, my name is Sofía (she/her)! Currently, I’m a sophomore planning to major in anthropology and minor in English and Spanish on the pre-med track. After undergrad, I am interested in pursuing an MD-PhD in anthropology. I grew up as a military brat, moving around the U.S. and Japan with my family. In my free time, I enjoy exercising and taking care of my many houseplants! Helping others thrive is something I am extremely passionate about. I am looking forward to helping students smoothly transition to college and succeed at WashU!