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Become a MindFit Academic Coach

Prospective Academic Coaches

MindFit coaches represent the best of tutor training and performance. Our coaches are trained to work with students with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other educational disabilities. Our one-on-one, peer-to-peer academic coaching is unique because our coaches and students build semester-long relationships that are not otherwise possible in a drop-in tutoring setting. Our coaching is based on a model of consistency and structure that has proven to benefit our student population. 

Tutoring differs from academic coaching, as tutors tend to focus on building concrete skills and helping students with what they immediately need to keep up with schoolwork. However, similar to a sports coach, an academic coach tends to work on strategies to help s students succeed. They can help students develop a more organized approach to learning and schoolwork as well as build their executive functioning skills [e.g., time management, task management, prioritization, attention and focus, etc.].

MindFit is committed to the growth and development of both students and coaches. Academic Coaches have opportunities for continued training throughout the semester to improve their tutoring toolbox. Through time and training, our coaches can move from a Level 1 CRLA certification to a Level 3 certification. Our coaches continually receive feedback on how to better themselves as academic coaches and grow as educational professionals. We believe that both students and academic coaches benefit from the MindFit growth mindset philosophy.

MindFit Academic Coaches are essential to the Academic Enhancement program. They help create a safe and encouraging culture that allows our students to not only succeed in the classroom, but thrive in college and life.

If you are interested in joining this amazing team and meet all requirements, please complete an application.


  • Completed 30 WVU UG credit hours or earned your Bachelor's degree at time of first coaching session.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Attend PAID Academic Coaching training prior to the semester beginning - this typically takes place on Thursday and Friday the week before the semester begins.


  • Set your own hours.
  • Starting pay at $11/hour for undergraduate students and $13/hour for graduate students.
  • Certification from the College Reading and Learning Association.
  • Documented experience & evaluations to use for resumes, interviews, and job references.

Apply to be an Academic Coach 

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