Communication & Presentation Coaching

The Learning Commons' Communication & Presentation Coaching provides tutoring in-person or by live Zoom sessions (scroll below for Online Options & Hours).

  • Walk-In Hours

    Walk-In Hours in the Learning Commons (1st Floor of the Consortium Library)

    Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM

    If you want to bring your own audience, please do! You are welcome to bring friends or classmates to participate in your sessions.

  • UAA Student Zoom Appointments

    Schedule an online Communication & Presentation Coaching Session

    Note: Coaching reopened for Summer semester on May 20th. Last day to request an appointment is August 1st.

    Students wishing to schedule a Zoom appointment may submit a request through our secure web form:

    Log in to your Navigate360 account here:
    • choose "Appointments" from the menu
    • Select the big blue "Schedule an Appointment" (or "Get Assistance") button and choose "Humanities" for type and "Communication & Presentation Coaching" for service
    • Then select the earliest date you'd like an appointment (it will show you multiple days)
    • OR, if you are already logged in, click this link

    Please keep in mind: our staff will help identify problems and recommend solutions by guiding students to edit their own work. We want to empower students to write with clarity and confidence. Appointments must be made at least 1 day in advance.

  • Community Member Zoom Appointments

    Schedule an online Communication & Presentation Coaching Session

    Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM

    Note: Any request received after 5 PM is considered received at 10 AM the following weekday. For example, requests received after 5 PM on Fridays will be reviewed on the following Monday.

    The last day to request an appointment for the summer semester is August 1st by 5 PM.

    Students wishing to schedule a Zoom appointment may submit a request through our secure web form. Communication coaches will schedule the appointment as close as possible to the student's wishes but same day appointments are not an option. Please be as specific as possible so that we can provide you with the most relevant and helpful feedback.


  • Appointment Guidelines


    • Appointments are 1 hour long, with rare exception.
    • If you do not have access to video/microphone, you can still use Zoom for chat with a coach via typing.
    • No membership is necessary to use Zoom.
    • Shortly before your appointment, you will receive an email with the link to your Zoom. 
    • Have any links you want the coach to view with you ready, in order to take advantage of your time.
      Submit a request for an Appointment

    The last day to request an appointment for the summer semester is Aug. 1st by 5 PM.

  • Closures


    May 27th
    July 4 - 5th

  • Overview


    The Learning Commons' Communication Coaching supports student public speaking activities across all disciplines and for all levels. Students may visit the center to address a wide variety of concerns, including public speaking apprehension, outline support, delivery, visual aids and group presentation support. We strive to ensure students are able to develop their confidence speaking in front of groups, small and large.

  • Who are the coaches?

    Communication & Presentation Coaches

    The Learning Commons' Communication & Presentation Coaching employs student peer coaches. All are trained in providing quality support, both for the structure and the delivery of a presentation. Our coaches understand that public speaking is often a source of apprehension and they provide specific support to those that would like to reduce their apprehension and increase their confidence. Students seeking support are encouraged to bring friends and classmates to their session.

  • What do coaches do?
    Coaches provide tutoring aid to students at all stages of their speech, from narrowing the topic, to outlining, to support with delivery. Students are welcome to come into the center at any point in the construction process. Particularly with oral presentations, it is beneficial to recite parts of the speech out loud as it is being constructed to catch inconsistencies and facilitate a more comfortable delivery come presentation day. Students are invited to work on their speeches in the center and ask for help as needed.