Academic Coaching


Academic Coaching

An academic coach can help you manage your time, study smarter, plan for exams, minimize test anxiety, identify the ways you learn best, and get connected to other resources on campus.

Even if you aren’t struggling, academic coaching is one of the best ways to personalize your education and stay on track from start to finish. Just like athletes need coaches to reach the next level, students become smarter, stronger, and more successful with coaching. Schedule an appointment today!


Meet the Academic Coaches

Ryan McLaughlin, M.S.

Meet online with Ryan about:

Time management

Study schedules

Academic strategies

Academic motivation

Test preparation

Schedule an Online Appointment

Same day appointments available!

Sarah Shaner, M.A.

Meet online with Sarah about:

Time management

Study schedules

Academic strategies

Academic motivation

Test preparation

Schedule an Online Appointment

Same day appointments available!

Randi Bibins-Clark, LCSW

Meet online with Randi about:

Academic and test anxiety

Focus and concentration strategies

ADHD and other learning disabilities

School/life balance

Law School Academic Coaching

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Joe Ecklund, Ph.D.

Meet online with Joe about:

Time management

Study schedules

Academic motivation

Academic strategies

Test preparation

Schedule an online Appointment


How to meet online with an Academic Coach

  1. Schedule an appointment via CreightonConnect, just like always.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with all of the appointment details, including a link to join your academic coaching appointment via Zoom.
  3. At the scheduled time, click the link in the email. You’ll be sent to your academic coach’s “virtual waiting room” where you’ll wait to be let into the meeting. It’s just like sitting in the lobby in the EDGE!
  4. If you have any trouble, email your academic coach for help getting connected.

How to Schedule an appointment via Creighton Connect

  1. Click a link above to view the coach’s profile page.
  2. Click Schedule to view availability.
  3. When you find a time that works, click the green + sign, enter the requested info, and click Submit.
  4. Look for a confirmation email with all the appointment details including the link to meet online via Zoom in your Creighton email.
  5. To reschedule or cancel your appointment, log back in to CreightonConnect and find the appointment on your home page. In the upper right corner of the appointment box, click the pencil to to cancel the existing appointment and reschedule if necessary.