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Academic Coaching

Coaching Commons is a dedicated space within the Academic Advising, Coaching, and Transfer Department. Professional coaches promote the academic, career, and co-curricular success of students at MassBay through individualized coaching focused on college transition, academic skills, and building a sense of belonging.

Students can access the following services in Coaching Commons:

  • One-on-one coaching that focuses on individual goals
  • Support with college transition and acclimation
  • Help managing non-academic challenges
  • Guidance setting and achieving goals
  • Navigating campus resources
  • Class preparation assistance
  • Strengths identification & professional growth

Coaching Commons Programs

  • MetroWest College Planning Collaborative
  • Students of Color Academic Coaching
  • Academic Success Coaching

To inquire about a coach, please contact us at

For Faculty and Staff wishing to make a referral:

Please complete the below referral form or email

Refer a student Here→

Why refer a student for coaching services?

Faculty & staff members can refer students to coaching services for a number of reasons, including (but not limited to) concerns about:

  • Transition into college or preparedness for college
  • Acclimation into academic and/or cultural environment
  • Academic skill gaps
  • Sudden absenteeism
  • Navigating college resources
  • Failure of multiple exams/quizzes
  • Time management and organizational development
  • Managing online course expectations