I specialize in helping students at all levels meet their own goals. Whoever you are, and wherever you’re at in your academic journey, I want to help you be successful in ways that work for your life.
What does Academic Coaching look like?
I think of my role as supporting you to do your best work as a student, whatever your goals are! We might spend our time troubleshooting your study strategies, planning out how to tackle a big assignment, strategizing about your application to an internship or graduate school… or whatever you need!
Because I hold degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Educational Linguistics and am an experienced English for Academic Purposes teacher, I often work with multilingual students who may be studying in English as an additional language. Studying in an English-speaking environment can be challenging for many reasons — it’s not enough to master the language; you also need to learn new ways of interacting with peers and professors. Coaching sessions are not therapy, but they can be a time for you to make sense of all the “new” things you are experiencing, and I can help you learn how to successful in your academic environment.
I was so fortunate to find Kristina as my academic coach when I wrote my dissertation proposal and prepared for my proposal oral hearing. We met with each other every week. I updated her on my progress in writing. She read my draft at every stage and gave me insightful feedback on the content, structure, and language. She also helped me rehearse my oral hearing so that I felt confident and well-prepared. My professors were satisfied with my proposal and performance in the proposal defense. I could not have done that without Kristina’s support!-Peggy, PhD Candidate
What do we do?
We meet one-on-one—for 50 minutes via video-conference—to talk. You tell me what’s going on, I ask questions to help you better understand your experience, and we work together to strategize next steps that will work for you.
After a session, I’ll send you a follow-up email, along with any resources we’ve talked about.
If you’d like me to read something you’ve written before a session, schedule a Writing Coaching session instead.