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 connect you to 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! Walk-Ins are welcome on Wednesdays and Thursdays – no appointment needed.


Meet the Academic Coaches

Ryan McLaughlin, M.S.

Meet with Ryan about:

Time management

Study schedules

Academic strategies

Academic motivation

Test preparation

Schedule an Appointment

Same day appointments available!

Sarah Shaner, M.A.

Meet ONLINE via Zoom 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 with Randi about:

Academic and test anxiety

Focus and concentration strategies

ADHD and other learning disabilities

School/life balance

Schedule an Appointment

Joe Ecklund, Ph.D.

Meet with Joe about:

Time management

Study schedules

Academic motivation

Academic strategies

Test preparation

Schedule an Appointment


How to make an appointment with an academic coach

  1. Go to www.creighton.edu/creightonconnect, click Access CreightonConnect, and sign in with your NetID and Blue Password
  2. On the My Success Network page, scroll down and click on Academic Coaching | Creighton EDGE
  3. Choose an Academic Coach, click the down arrow, and click Schedule
  4. Under What do you need help with?, click a meeting type, then click a reason. Click Continue
  5. Under What day and time works for you?, extend the date range at the top of the calendar to view multiple days/weeks
  6. Click on a time that works with your schedule and click Continue
  7. On the Does this look correct? page, click Change duration and adjust the time to 45 minutes. Click Save
  8. Add any pertinent info in the box (optional), and if everything else looks ok, click Confirm
  9. Look for a confirmation email with all the appointment details in your Creighton email!

* 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 reschedule or the “x” to cancel.