The Undergraduate Deans' office along with the Center for Teaching Learning and Outreach hires Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) who have done well in courses that may be challenging, especially the core. If you need assistance in your courses, please sign up for the Find a PAC course on Canvas.
Further instructions on how to find a Coach can be found here:
First Year Core Information:
First year students be sure to attend the Problem Set Workshops, offering facilitated collaboration on problem sets within the bounds of the Honor Code.
Faculty and TA Office Hours are a great resource if you have questions about your courses and are posted on the Canvas site for each course.
Peer academic coaching is intended to supplement lecture, recitation, lab, and office hours and not replicate or replace them. Coaching is most effective when you are actively engaged in the course and come prepared to a session. You should first integrate information presented in class and texts, so that you possess your conceptual knowledge necessary to effectively engage the problem sets or other assignments. You also need to have done enough of the work to identify your conceptual questions.
Coaches should only help you with concepts, offer guiding questions and pointers, and not provide answers or check them. Please be especially mindful of the Honor Code as you engage in coaching. All coursework you produce must be your own work. This is not a collaboration—the product must be entirely yours.
More coaches are being added so please check back or email us if you do not find a PAC for the course you need.
Interested in becoming a Peer Academic Coach? Visit: https://caltech.instructure.com/enroll/7REPYC