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The Center for Teaching and Learning provides all Stanford students with academic skills resources to help them become empowered learners. 

Through Academic Coaching, workshops, study halls, and other academic resources, we hope to provide you with the tools necessary to help you achieve your academic goals. 

Academic Skills Resources

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching provides you with a "personal trainer” who can observe your strategies and techniques, suggest changes to your approach, and provide encouragement as you implement new ways of learning. Our professional Academic Coaches hold advanced degrees and bring a diversity of academic, professional, and personal experience to their roles. Our peer Academic Coaches are mid-to-late stage graduate or professional students who are familiar with the academic challenges at Stanford. Meet our Academic Coaches.

Academic Coaches meet with both undergraduate and graduate students and help you tackle common challenges like:

  • Procrastination
  • Test preparation & anxiety
  • Thesis & dissertation writing
  • Time management
  • Reading & note-taking

Make an Academic Coaching Appointment


Peer Learning Consultants

Peer Learning Consultants are undergraduate and graduate students who work with community centers, residences, and academic departments across campus to help other students develop effective learning strategies. Our learning consultants offer one-on-one academic coaching, workshops, consultations, and academic programming to address a variety of academic skills.

Meet our Learning Consultants Become a Learning Consultant


Tips and Tools

Reaching your academic potential can be challenging, but learning effective habits can help you get there. We have plenty of tips and tools to help you make the most of your time and effort.

Find study tips and tools on:

  • Time Management [weekly schedule]
  • Note-Taking
  • Reading
  • Test preparation & anxiety
  • Course-specific strategies
  • General study skills

Check out all of our Study Tips and Tools


Academic Skills Self-Assessment

The study habits that helped get you here are not necessarily the ones that will help sustain you, and identifying the additional skills you need is not always an intuitive process.

The Academic Skills Self-Assessment is intended to provide new techniques and approaches to try, as well as offer encouragement and reinforcement for the strategies you are already using. After you select which topics you want to explore, the inventory generates comments that are tailored to your responses. It takes about 5-15 minutes to complete.

Take the Self-Assessment