Academic Programs

Academic Skills Peer Coaching

Will set you up for success by:

Working with students one-on-one to help them develop and hone the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond.

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 Coaches’ hours in US Central Time:

Amanda Yu: Mondays from 4-6 PM

Sofía Then: Mondays from 6-8 PM

Khadijah Kareem: Tuesdays from 4-6 PM

Annie Liu: Tuesdays from 6-8 PM

Natalia Linares: Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 PM

Amy Hattori: Wednesdays from 6-8 PM

Divya Srinivasan: Thursdays from 5-7 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
  • Note-taking
  • Avoiding procrastination and increasing persistence
  • Collaboration
  • 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 learningcenter@wustl.edu 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!

Amy Hattori

Hi, I’m Amy (she/her)! I’m a senior from Atlanta majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in Writing . I’ve taken tons of humanities, writing, and Spanish classes so ask me about them! I love late night talk shows, reading, and hiking. I became a peer coach to help others gain confidence in their skills needed to succeed in college!

Annie Liu

Annie (she/her) is a senior hailing from the smallest state as an MD/PhD prospective majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology and minoring in Chinese. Outside of academics, she really enjoys conducting research in her immunology lab, participating in different WashU organizations, and volunteering. In the little free time she has, Annie likes to exercise and find lesser known but interesting places in and around St. Louis.

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!

Natalia Linares

My name is Natalia Linares (she, her, hers) and I am a senior from a suburb of Chicago. I am double majoring in Biology and Cognitive Neuroscience with the hopes of going to medical school after I graduate. A fun fact about me is that I am a citizen of three countries! I decided to become a peer coach to help those feeling overwhelmed with the college transition, just like I did, and give them the reassurance that others gave me to keep going!

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!