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Academic Coaching

An overview of all the areas under Academic Coaching, including the Math Lab, Math Hotspot, Science Hotspot, and Writing Lab.

How to Join

This semester's workshops will be hosted through a platform called WebEx. If you've never used WebEx before, don't worry--it's as simple as point and click!

The calendar below contains a full listing of workshops hosted this semester. Each entry provides a brief description, links to join, and the password you'll need to get in.

To attend a workshop:

  1. Find which workshop you'd like to attend on the calendar below.
  2. On the day and time a workshop is hosted, click the workshop's title to join the session, or copy the link and bookmark it for later use.
  3. After you are redirected to the WebEx session, you will be asked to enter your name, your Lone Star College email address, and password before joining. The password can be found on the calendar below.
  4. Upon joining the session, your microphone will be automatically muted. If you wish to ask questions, use the built-in chat box in WebEx for questions and answers.
  5. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the presentation. We hope you learn a lot!


If you encounter any difficulty joining a WebEx session, please read below.

  • You do not have to create an account.
  • If you are trying to join a WebEx workshop while using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), you may not be able to join. To attend a WebEx workshop, please make sure you are not connecting while using a VPN.
  • For best results, use common internet browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge to attend a WebEx workshop.
  • When you join a WebEx workshop, your browser may ask for permission to use your camera and microphone. When prompted, click "Yes" to agree. 
  • If you have any issues or have any questions, please contact Mike Alose or Kitty Jordan for help. 

Workshop Presentation Calendar

September 25, 2020

Workshop: Navigating Online Lab Practicals (Click to join)

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Description: Are you taking a science class this semester? Do you have lab practicals online? This workshop could be for you! "Navigating Online Lab Practicals" is designed to give students tips and strategies to navigate online lab practicals. Join presenter Rory T. from our Science Hotspot as she gives you the tools to succeed in online science courses.

Presenter: Rory T.

Password: LabPracticals

September 29, 2020

Workshop: How to Read (and Learn from) a Math Textbook (Click to join)

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Description: Approaches and tips on reading and learning math from a textbook.

Presenter: Allyn B. & Terri F.

Password: TextbookLearn

October 12, 2020

Workshop: Chemical Confusion (Click to join)

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Description: A CHEM-Focused Workshop! Chemistry can make you feel like you're spinning (but never in the same exact direction as another person). Come join this WebEx Chemistry academic coaching workshop, hosted by one of our certified Chemistry coaches!

Presenter: Daniel G.

Password: hurricane

October 24, 2020

Workshop: Writing with Confidence (Click to join)

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Description: How to build confidence in writing through techniques in choosing a topic, pre-writing organization, strategies for getting "un-stuck", and personal revision.

Presenter: Leslie F.

Password: dracula

October 28, 2020

Workshop: Study Smart! (Click to join)

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Description: Study habits to make better use of time. Studying is the key to success at education, but studying efficiently makes that key open even more doors. Join UP Academic Coaching for a WebEx event that is all about the strategy of studying.

Presenter: Ngoc T.

Password: earthquake

November 11, 2020

Workshop: Integration Techniques in Calculus (Click to join)

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Description: Struggling to integrate calculus into your education, or just need to derive a refresher to keep your calculus know-how fresh? Stop by this online coaching session, hosted by Tom, one of our wonderful, knowledgeable math coaches!

Presenter: Tom F.

Password: hibiscus

November 18, 2020

Workshop: Integration Techniques in Calculus (Part 2) (Click to join)

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Description: Struggling to integrate calculus into your education, or just need to derive a refresher to keep your calculus know-how fresh? Stop by this online coaching session, hosted by Tom F., one of our wonderful, knowledgeable math coaches! This is a continuation of the integration workshop that took place on Nov. 11, focusing on different methods of integration and how to identify what methods to use. Demonstrations of these methods will be given during the workshop.

Presenter: Tom F.

Password: oleander