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 

    Mondays: 10am - 5pm (in-person SMH 116C)
    Tuesdays: 10am - 2:30pm
    (In-person LIB 210) & 3 - 4:30pm (in-person SMH 116C)
    Wednesdays: 10am - 3:30pm & 4:30-6pm
    (in-person SMH 116C)
    Thursdays: 10am - 2:30pm
    (In-person LIB 210) & 3 - 6pm (in-person SMH 116C)
    Fridays: 2:30pm - 6pm
    (in-person SMH 116C)

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

  • Online Options & Hours

    Schedule an online Communication & Presentation Coaching Session

    Mondays: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Tuesdays: 10 AM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 10 AM - 3:30 PM & 4:30 - 9 PM
    Thursdays: 10 AM - 6 PM
    Fridays: 2:30 - 6 PM
    Saturdays: None
    Sundays: 10 AM - 8 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 December 13th by 6PM.

    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 December 13th by 6PM.

  • Closures


    December 15th - January 16th
    March 10th - 15th
    May 4th - 13th

  • 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.