Academic Coaching Specialists are flying in to help the Hornets this semester! We provide California State University, Sacramento tutors and academic coaches to keep them at the top of their class!

Why Choose Us?

There are no doubt, many services offered on campus at Sacramento State. Academic Coaching Specialists is an independent company whose only goal is to see students be successful. Whether it is an athlete training for the next competition, a musician or dancer practicing for the next performance, or a business leader on the verge of the next big acquisition, working with a coach is the best way to stay focused and in control. Coaches provide guidance, encouragement, accountability and motivation. Simply put, they bring out the very best! ACS coaches will help your student achieve their academic goals, keeping them focused, inspired, and supported throughout the journey.

Looking for a Tutor?

Tutors at ACS are waiting to help this semester. A tutor from Academic Coaching Specialists can help a student to get through a tough subject, challenging chapter, or unclear content. They will meet weekly with the student to work through material and prepare for exams.

Tutoring can be a stand-alone arrangement for one subject, used for several subjects, or in combination with academic coaching. Recommendations will be made after initial assessment.

What About an Academic Coach?

Sometimes, there can be multiple areas the student needs extra support in such as study strategies, note taking methods, and test taking techniques. These can apply to a wider area of academic life. Unlike tutoring, academic coaching goes beyond just one subject area. Coaches will teach students how to become the masters of their time, manage their stress, get better grades, and build their confidence. We will Introduce new learning tools and strategies that create effective habits, leading to increased success both in and out of the classroom.

As with tutoring, the coach will meet with the student on a weekly basis. However, with coaching, the student will be required to do some outside reading or assignment between each session as assigned by the coach. The student and coach will meet at a mutually agreed upon time to review each week’s materials.  The two then work together, building a relationship that provides mentorship and guidance for the student. 

Working one-on-one with a coach will provide the necessary assistance and support for Sacramento State students to:

  • learn time good management and study skills
  • understand how to study and take effective notes for each class type
  • learn the steps and strategies to properly prepare for exams
  • break down large papers or assignments into manageable action items to be completed incrementally
  • find a healthy balance between social and academic life on campus
  • overcome stagnation by focusing on goals and success
  • quickly bounce back from setbacks

Academic Coaching Specialists provide stability in this ever-changing environment

  • Having a coach check in each week is a good way to stay accountable
  • Techniques taught in the program allow the student to stress less and become more efficient with their time and effort
  • The coach will be there when things get tough. They provide encouragement, advice and motivation.


Is Academic Coaching the Right Move for your Sacramento State Student?

Top athletes, dancers and musicians all have trainers and coaches who help them reach their potential, why shouldn’t students? Putting an academic coach in their corner today can ensure they will have the support needed to get through even the toughest semester. 

  • Our coaches are experienced educators, not peers
  • We earn trust by demonstrating our methods work in real life
  • We don’t just respond to a student’s needs, we anticipate them

Academic Coaching Specialists work with all types of students! Here are some students that we work with most frequently:

College Freshmen

Freshmen starting or continuing their first year are our most served customers. We find that the best approach to academic coaching is a proactive one. Starting from the top, we work with students on what they already know from high school and build on those skills to create an even better college experience. Sacramento State students who start their freshman year with academic coaching find they are much more prepared and ahead of their peers. They are also less stressed and find they have more free time to enjoy non-academic activities.

Students with Learning Differences

Our academic coaching programs help students of all academic abilities to better utilize their strengths to overcome areas of challenge. We’re experienced in working with students who have: ADHD, ADD, Executive Functioning Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other various processing and learning differences.

Average & High Achieving Students

At Academic Coaching Specialists, we understand that every student learns differently and that there are many pathways to success.  This is why our personalized coaching is perfect for all students, even the highest of achievers, who are consistently looking for ways to hone their skills and sharpen their competitive edge.

Online Courses

Academic Coaching Specialists can help students remain focused and engaged in these types of courses. Tutoring can be helpful if the course content is the issue. However, if the student feels generally overwhelmed or unable to determine when things are due, coaching might be the better option. Along with some incremental motivation, students taking multiple online classes usually find that working with a coach keeps them on top of their work and less stressed overall.  Our coaches will stay involved each week, making sure students are not overwhelmed or procrastinating on getting things completed.

Academic Probation

Students who find themselves on academic probation at Sacramento State can take part in our Academic 911 program. This academic coaching program is designed to address the immediate issues, but also teaches how to avoid potential issues in the future. Further, it aims to break any bad habits of the past. Coaches will identify any individual problems, and make any necessary referrals as appropriate.   



Top athletes have trainers and coaches to help them reach their potential. Putting an academic coach in your corner today can ensure you will have the support needed to get through even the toughest semester.

  • Our coaches are experienced educators, not peers
  • We earn trust by demonstrating our methods work in real life
  • Coaches don’t just respond to a student’s needs, they anticipate them


Our coaches are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience that is custom-tailored to the individual needs of your student.


What Our Students Say



” The program has geared me up for success not only in the classroom but also in life. Having a dedicated plan day in and day out has helped me achieve so much. With the help and guidance from ACS, I was able to graduate college (which I never thought could happen) and have helped me land my dream job right out of college! Thank you ACS!! “


Joe D.

” I was able to improve my test scores, improve my overall grades and even make dean’s list. I also gained a new mentor, coach, and friend. I am using the skills I learned through ACS daily in my career such as planning, focusing, and prioritizing my tasks each day. “


Carolina B.

” I struggle with time management and I have learned that I need accountability to finish and reach my goals. Having someone who cares about my success, offering tools and strategies to get there, has been crucial for my professional and personal development. I am so grateful for this support from ACS in this journey. “