The Coaching Lab offers all Algonquin College students individual and small group coaching at no charge. The areas of coaching offered are listed below. Choose the subject with which you need support to see more information.
2024 Winter Coaching runs from January 15 – April 19, 2024
Pembroke students can also visit the Pembroke Campus Student Support Lab page to book an appointment with a Pembroke Campus Coach.
AC Online and Perth students can book appointments with Ottawa campus coaches. For more information, please follow instructions in Booking an online appointment (Perth and AC Online)
Students are expected to follow the Algonquin College policy on student conduct (SA 07 – Student Conduct), which states that “all students and prospective students will conduct themselves in a manner that respects the rights of all members of the College Community and College property.”
Under SA 07- Student Conduct, Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, “Assault, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment and/or other conduct, which result in members of the College Community perceiving threat or danger.” Please see the full policy for a more complete list of actions that are considered Misconduct.
If a student needs to cancel an appointment, they must give at least 24 hours notice prior to the scheduled start time of their appointment. The student must cancel using either the cancellation link in their confirmation email or the Session Cancellation Form.
Should a student fail to give the required notice without valid documentation (doctor’s note etc.) the student will be credited with a “no show” in the system. If a student receives two “no shows” in a semester, that student will be suspended from Coaching Lab services for one academic semester.
If a student does not attend a scheduled appointment, the student will be credited with a “no show” in the system. If a student receives two “no shows” in a semester, that student will be suspended from Coaching Lab services for one academic semester.
Students can book appointments within the following limits:
This is to ensure that all students wishing to utilize the services provided within the Coaching Lab have an equal opportunity to access them.
If a student wishes to appeal a “no show” ruling, they must notify the SLC Coordinator, Evgeniya Minakova at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment. At that time the student and the coordinator will arrange a time to meet and discuss the situation in detail.
If a student is found to be intentionally circumventing any of the Coaching Lab’s policies, that student may be suspended from the services offered through the Coaching Lab for a semester or longer, depending on the severity of the situation.
Coaches guide students through subject matter and will not complete students’ work for them.
Students can access support in areas such as the following:
Students CANNOT receive any of the following types of help from coaches:
Do you need help with specific course material? Check out the Peer Tutoring Service.