Building Excellence for Students in Technology

BEST (Building Excellence for Students in Technology) Academic Support

Remember when you were in high school and classes came easy? You probably didn’t need to study as much.

College is tougher than high school. Your study habits need to be, too.

Level up your study game with BEST (Building Excellence for Students in Technology) Academic Support. BEST is a free academic coaching service for Polytechnic students. Virtual and in-person sessions are available. We work with you so you work smarter, not harder.

All top performers – musicians, athletes, executives – have coaches to:

  • Keep them motivated
  • Hold them accountable
  • Improve performance

BEST sessions are available as:

One-on-one meetings


Small groups


Open labs

Our BEST academic coaches have already had success with the classes that are challenging you, so they have tried and true advice and recommendations to help you with those courses. Add regular BEST academic coaching sessions to your study routine! Coaches will help you hone your skills in academic success, personal development and workplace culture, such as:

Academic success

  • Technical concepts
  • Skills needed for homework vs. exam prep vs. projects vs. lab reports
  • Best practices for labs vs. lectures vs. recitation vs. SI vs. open lab vs. help sessions vs. study groups

Personal development

  • Self-discipline
  • Self-management
  • Self-motivation
  • Accountability
  • Rewarding self
  • Perseverance

Workplace culture

  • Time management
  • Priority management
  • Calendaring
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Goal setting

Schedule your coaching sessions at a campus location for times that fit your schedule, including nights and weekends.

Schedule a coaching session via BoilerConnect

Do you have class expertise to share with Polytechnic students? Become a BEST academic coach! Submit your résumé to