Academic Success Coaching

What is Academic Success Coaching?

Similar to how an athletic coach encourages and supports you in becoming your best athletic self, our Academic Success Coaches can help you become your best academic self.

Academic Success Coaches help you develop skills and strategies to successfully navigate college and realize your full potential. Coaches will work with you to identify and utilize new learning tools and strategies to help meet your academic and personal goals during your time at University of Redlands.

Our coaches are different from academic advisors or counselors/therapists in that they help you develop academic and personal skills to become a stronger student. Through a series of one-on-one appointments, you will work with your coach to grow in academic strength, grit, and resilience to get you where you want to be academically.

Academic Success Coaches provide holistic support in the following areas:

  • Motivation
  • Goal setting and attainment
  • Effective study strategies
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Time management and task prioritization
  • Recognizing and marketing your strengths
  • Adulting

How to Get Started

Schedule an appointment with an Academic Success Coach on our booking page. If you have questions or need further assistance, please visit us in the Student Development Center on the ground floor of the Armacost Library or contact us at (909) 748-8069 or

Meet the Academic Success Coaches

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Alex Franklin (he/him/his)

Master of Science,  Industrial/Organizational Leadership, Southern New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

There is nothing more important than helping others, and that is why I am excited to offer help to any student that needs it!  I know that during my career thus far, I only did as well as I did  because of the helping hand of so many kind people. Now it is my turn to be the helping hand. My journey through academia was not as I planned nor was it a traditional path, but nevertheless I achieved that which I set out to achieve. Knowing that plans hardly go to plan, I can help you- or any student- adapt to situations that would stress even the most resilient student. My personal history led me to focus my studies on resilience and hardiness, as well as leadership and followership. If I am not studying or doing research, you may find me playing football or golf with my friends, or hiking wherever and whenever I can. When home, I am either playing video games or playing any instrument I can get my hands on.