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Peer Academic Coaches

Peer Academic Coaches

Peer coaches help students develop, implement and practice study skills in the context of their academic work, facilitate access to campus resources, and establish effective academic habits. Peer coaches serve as a resource and an ally for students as they work through academic challenges. Some of the study skills they can assist with include: 

• Time management  

• Study strategies  

• Communicating with professors  

• Prioritizing and planning  

• Goal setting  

• Creating study groups  

• Test-taking strategies  

• Stress management  

• Transitioning to college  

• Note-taking  

• Study strategies


Meet the Peer Coaches

Christen Johnson | christen.johnson@lyon.edu
Office Hours: 

Mondays 2-4:30 p.m.
Thursdays 1-3:30 p.m.



Dimir Leftwich | dimir.leftwich@lyon.edu
Office Hours: 

Mondays 9-1o a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Tuesdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesdays 9-1o a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


*All times listed are Central Standard Time. Peer Academic Coaches will be available through GoogleMeet. To request an appointment, email an academic coach during their office hours.