Peer Success Coaching

A Peer Success Coaching appointment is an interactive and collaborative learning process between you and a Peer Success Coach. Our Peer Success Coaches are upper-year students from diverse faculties and student populations.

In an appointment, a Peer Success Coach will help support your academic success by teaching you key foundational skills and strategies. The coaches provide various resources and learning strategies, and an opportunity to reflect on your academic goals, identify your learning style and develop a personalized action plan.

At the end of your appointment, you may decide to book a follow-up with your Coach or connect to another campus resource.

What skills can a Peer Success Coach help me develop or improve?

  • Study strategies (learn effective ways to study and improve concentration, understand how you learn)
  • Time management (create and follow a schedule, plan for studying and assignments, learn how to reduce procrastination, set goals/priorities)
  • Note taking (take useful lecture notes, learn how to make study notes)
  • Reading skills (learn how to read textbooks effectively and to skim/scan reading material)
  • Test preparation and test anxiety (learn test-taking strategies, plan study time, and manage test anxiety)

Looking for support in other areas? Check out a list of other academic and life wellness services on campus and what they offer.


If you need to cancel or reschedule your Peer Success Coaching appointment, please let us know 24 hours in advance. You can contact us by email at success@uwaterloo.ca or by phone at 519-888-4567 ext. 84410. Be sure to include your name and date of appointment. 

Peer Success Coaching Drop-ins @ the Library

Davis Centre (DC): 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Spring 2019 drop-ins run May 6 to July 25. 

Feeling overwhelmed by your course load? Need a quick tip on how to study more effectively? Attend a drop-in!

Peer Success Coaches are available in the Library (DC) for 20-minute drop-in sessions to support your academic success.

At the end of your drop-in session, you can choose to book a follow-up appointment with a Peer Success Coach, attend a Study Skills Workshop, or connect with another campus resource.