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Peer Academic Coaching

Welcome to Peer Academic Coaching!

At Peer Academic Coaching we're here to help you make your transition to CSU East Bay. College is a whole new world and sometimes it can be overwhelming and confusing. Coaches can help! Coaches work with students to support them in navigating their academics and college experience. Coaches are students, too so they get it and they're here to help you succeed! But don't take our word for it - we asked students who've tried coaching if they would recommend it. Here's what they had to say:

"Do it! Coaching is your best bet to make your first year of college easier and less stressful."

"Do it because having someone else's support wouldn't hurt but it will benefit you because you will see that not only their family wants you to succeed but others also do....Your grades will also go up. It's just a great experience."

"It is totally worth it! And very helpful to do good in your semester."

"I would defiantly recommend it to anybody. Coaching has really helped me be able to manage my time wisely and get my work done." 

"I would recommend to at least attend the first session - its always good to talk to folks about your struggles. I wish I started sooner." 

Want to hear what other students have to say? Check out How Coaching Works.


Hours for Fall Semester 2021

For Fall 2021, Peer Academic Coaching will continue offering coaching primarily ONLINE. If you are interested in in person coaching, please email Marissa at the email below. 

Our Virtual Office is open Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm. Closed all university holidays and breaks.

To visit our Virtual Office on Zoom during office hours - JOIN HERE.

For any questions, please reach out to our Program Coordinator, Marissa, via email:


Feeling nervous about starting your Sophomore year? You’re not alone! We understand, it can be scary to think about using resources, getting involved, or declaring a major on your own. The Next STEP: Your College Journey is here to help! This two day FREE workshop will help you learn more about new resources, create community, and reflect on leadership for the next step of your journey. Read more about the program and requirements HERE.

Time to take that Next STEP and make the most of your college experience. Sign up HERE!

Study Tips!

PAC Study Tips!

Key Study Tips

  1. Quiz yourself! Retrival practice is key to memory - if you're not self-testing, you're not studying.
  2. Mix it up! Professors won't test you in order - mix things up to make sure you know them out of order.
  3. Space things out! When you give yourself time to forget and come back you create more long term memory.
  • "Embrace the change, take risks, and seek help; you don't have to go through college alone." - Raevin
  • "Embrace your weaknesses and learn from them! Your weaknesses are your strengths and make you who you are! " - Josh
  • "Make the most use of the amazing on-campus resources there are because you don't have to struggle on your own. " - Marisol
  • "Get involved on campus! Even if you feel overwhelmed with the whole "college experienced", you will make amazing friends through clubs and organizations on campus, and it will make East Bay feel like home." - Erin
  • "Don't be afraid to ask. The worst thing to regret is not asking a question. Maybe someone else has the same question. Help yourself and others." - Adriana
  • "Everyone is at their own pace, so try not to compare yourself to others. Also, be nice to yourself. We're a lot harder on ourselves than we are to other people. " - Angeline
  • "You will eventually find your place. That college is a place of new experiences and you'll grow in so many ways, take advantage and step out your comfort zone." - Lemlem

Contact Us

Peer Academic Coaching
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • SA 1700
  • Hayward, CA 94542