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Academic Coaching

It's not always easy to get good grades, but there are plenty of free resources to help you prepare for classes and succeed at your schooling.

We offer courses to help you get set for academic life at SAIT, including PREP 100 and PREP 145 (for apprentices.)  Get support and advice anytime from an academic coach  or attend our Back on Track workshop specifically for students on academic probation.

Check this page for up-to-date information about classroom changes and cancellations.

One-on-one appointments

Academic coaches work individually with students to develop active learning skills. Topics include:

  • time management and organization (get tips now)
  • reading an academic text
  • effective note taking
  • information retention
  • exam preparation
  • exam-taking strategies

Track your grades

Knowing your grades is important for monitoring your academic success. Use our interactive grade calculator to track your progress.

PREP 100

PREP 100 will help you succeed in your studies and make the most of your time at SAIT. Learn transferable skills and strategies such as time management, strategic learning, improving memory and effective note taking — you'll even learn about yourself through self-reflection exercises.

Current course offerings:

In class

PREP 100 is a 1 day face to face workshop that covers strategies to start your semester off right. This workshop runs from 8:30am - 4:30pm.
The workshop will run on the following days:

  • Monday, Aug. 20
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22
  • Thursday, Aug. 23
  • Monday, Aug. 27
  • Tuesday, Aug. 28
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29
  • Thursday, Aug. 30
  • Saturday, Sept. 8 

Register now for the 1 day face-to-face PREP 100 workshop. Please have your SAIT ID number ready.


For fall 2018 all full-time first year students will have access to PREP 100.
If you are a current SAIT student and do not have access to PREP 100 online please contact academic.coaching@sait.ca for information. 

Note: PREP 100 is free of charge and available to current SAIT students only. 

PREP 145

Prep 145 is a required, free study-skills course for apprentices — and the smartest six hours you'll spend at SAIT. Discover your learning style, develop memory techniques, learn effective ways to conquer your modules, get tips on how to write multiple-choice tests and prepare for your apprenticeship exam.

You must take this course by the end of your first week of training. 

Prep 145 is offered Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday evenings OR a for a full day (six hours) on Saturday. This course fills quickly so reserve a spot now — have your SAIT ID number ready.

Back on Track

Back on Track is designed for students on academic probation. If you have been notified by the Registrar's Office that you are on academic probation, register for this free, two-hour workshop and follow up with an academic coach during the semester to discuss your personal success action plan.

The workshop covers: 

  • understanding academic probation status and academic rules;
  • calculating grade point average and monitoring academic performance throughout the semester;
  • performing self-assessments to determine factors contributing to low grades;
  • discovering available SAIT resources including tutoring, academic coaching, personal counselling, career planning and financial assistance;
  • making a personalized success action plan; and,
  • setting an appointment to follow up with an academic coach.

Current course offerings 

Dates for fall 2018 coming soon. 

Registration to be announced

Success Seminars

SAIT offers success seminars to help you improve your studying and learning skills. Topics include:

  • test preparation
  • time management
  • reading strategies for textbooks and modules
  • listening and note taking
  • memory retention tools
  • strategies for multiple choice exams

Upcoming workshops and sessions at SAIT

Contact Academic Coaching

For more information about any of our courses, workshops or services, please contact us. 

Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre

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