International students, especially those for whom English is not their native language, may find it challenging to navigate the expectations of their university classes and assignments. Many may find that they need extra assistance, especially when writing research papers, studying for tests or preparing for oral presentations. For these students, it can often be challenging to know where to look for extra help. Academic coaching is a support service offered to many students attending American universities often through university writing or advising centers. Academic coaching appointments can take many forms, but often the focus is on improving academic performance through subject-based tutoring or establishing better learning strategies.
“Some students enjoy the opportunity to privately ask questions and then receive personal explanations. Some students seek additional exercises and study tips. Other students desire to discuss and verify their understanding of an assignment,” says Anita Culler, the lead academic coach at North Carolina State University (NC State).
Ukraine has a very well-developed higher education system. Higher education is provided by higher education establishments, private bodies and scientific and methodological facilities of the government. This system also encompasses post-graduate programs and Ph.D's as well as self-education. The levels of accreditation depend on the Higher Education Institutes' status. Level one includes vocational schools and the like who train junior specialists. Level two are colleges and similar organizations who teach bachelors. Level three is made up of universities, institutes, academies and conservatories which provide education for bachelors and specialists. Level four includes universities, conservatories, institutes and academies which educate bachelors, specialists and masters. It is evident that the system of education in Ukraine has been well-developed and opportunities exist for the entire population, even those living in the rural areas.