Learning Center

Academic Coaching & College Skills

Study strategies and techniques for success in all your college classes.

Do you have a question? Looking to connect with a coach?

Our Fall Hours:

  • Starting the week of September 25,  Academic Coaching will be available the following hours on the Albany Campus:
    • Monday-Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Virtual appointments will be available via Zoom and reservable in Watermark--see instructions below.
What does Academic Coaching do?
We offer support to students who wish to gain and refine skills in:
  • time management and organization
  • note-taking 
  • test preparation 
  • reading strategies
  • study strategies
  • how to be a successful student online
  • metacognitive approaches to learning
  • understanding college systems
  • resource referral
  • using college software such as Microsoft 365 and Google Suite 

Who do you work with?

All students enrolled at LBCC can take advantage of Academic Coaching.

NEW! Academic Coaching appointments can be booked in Watermark!

  1.  Log in to MyLB Single Sign On with your student ID and password. Open Watermark.
  2. Go to the "Meetings" tab.
  3. Choose "Academic Coaching" for the location.
  4. "Know who you want to meet with?" - select the name of the coach if you have a preference, or leave blank.
  5. Under "What would you like to discuss?" select "Academic Coaching (Virtual)" 
  6. In the "What's on your mind" box, provide some information about what you'd like to work on. Select "Next".
  7. Choose the "40-50 minutes" appointment time.
  8. After you click Save, you will receive a Google calendar invitation. The academic coach you’re meeting with will also send you an email with more information about your appointment. Please make sure to check your LBCC student email! 

How can I sign up for coaching?

You can sign up for appointments by contacting us or on your own through Watermark, available though the app or My LB Single Sign On. We are under "Academic Coaching." 

We offer appointments in 40 minute blocks. Students typically spend between 30 and 40 minutes with their coach. Appointments are available throughout the week; if you can't find an appointment time that fits your schedule, please contact us.

Need help making an appointment or logging into Watermark? Contact us or the Learning Center Info Desk.

 Why should I use Academic Coaching?

We focus on your strengths and priorities to help you reach your goals with insider college knowledge, so you can succeed by working smarter, not harder. We work with you to develop an individualized plan to build your academic skills to serve you at LBCC and beyond.

If you have further questions about what academic coaching can do for you, please contact Samantha Hines.