The Academic Strategies Program

1:1 Peer Academic Mentoring

Talk through your academic work and get advice from an empathetic and helpful peer. Our Academic Mentors —juniors, seniors, and grad students—understand the pressures and confusions of academic undergraduate life, and many of them identify as FGLI themselves. They are trained to listen to your concerns, find strengths to build on, and adapt common academic strategies to your particular learning style and goals.

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Our interactive workshops offer practical advice and strategies for common academic challenges, including:

  • Time management
  • Working with faculty
  • Note-taking and class engagement in seminars and lectures
  • Managing a heavy reading load
  • Tackling problems sets
  • Exam study strategies

The workshops are led by trained undergraduate and graduate peer mentors. We offer workshops at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning and with partners across campus, including residential colleges, cultural houses, and student groups. Workshops are open to all Yale College Students and no registration is necessary. For a current list of workshops, click here.

To schedule a workshop for students or inquire about mentoring, please contact Karin Gosselink, Academic Strategies Program Director, at


The Academic Strategies Program is located on the mezzanine at the Center for Teaching and Learning in SML. Enter through the York Street entrance (301 York).

Note: Due to Covid-19, the phsyical space of the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning will be closed for the fall 2020 semester.