Academic Coaching to Thrive & Succeed (ACTS) provides peer-to-peer tutoring, academic support and resources to students in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement to help them achieve academic success and thrive at UW–Madison. ACTS Indigenous Student Services also provides a wide array of programming, resources, and support for scholars of Indigenous identity.
Tutoring is more than a survival tool. It can help strengthen subject comprehension, boost confidence and build important learning skills. Our coaches provide students with personalized attention that leads to academic success.
Grow and Learn as a Coach
Academic coaches strengthen their subject expertise while supporting their peers through paid tutoring assignments. Coaches work with students in one-on-one, small group and large group settings while gaining valuable teaching experience.
ACTS is free to DDEEA
ACTS is a free academic and personal skills enhancement program available for student in the scholarship and service programs that are part of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, including the Center for Educational Opportunity, Chancellor’s & Powers-Knapp Scholars, First Wave, NDGNS UW, McNair Scholars, Posse and PEOPLE programs, and ACTS Indigenous Student Services scholars.
Good, better, best
Getting help with course work is always a good idea – no matter when it happens. Even when it occurs at the last minute, getting help with a paper, or help understanding important concepts, or help studying for a test, can make a difference. However, starting early to work regularly with a tutor – especially for a difficult subject – can make a significant difference.
Unfortunately there are too many myths floating around college campuses that, if held to be true, can be harmful to your education, life balance, and wellbeing. Remember, nothing should hold you back from seeking support or resources, especially when it comes to something as crucial as your education.
"There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Colin Powell