Study Skills Coaching

Are those 2:1 marks eluding you? Want to improve your study techniques and have more confidence in your abilities? Need to develop your critical thinking and academic writing skills?

Brainbox Coaching offers seventeen years’ experience in supporting individuals with study skills at undergraduate & postgraduate degree level, and in studying for professional qualifications. International students studying for taught Masters programmes have found this support particularly useful, progressing from failing assignments to ‘A’ grades.

The Brainbox approach uses coaching techniques to help you develop more sophisticated critical thinking skills, effective reading and note making, and academic writing techniques, including planning, structuring and editing. Coaching skills are also used to help develop your motivation & confidence and reach your academic goals. We offer 1:1 coaching, small group teaching, 1-2 day courses for universities and colleges, and consultancy on teaching study skills & adult learners effectively in higher education.

Brainbox clients say:

“Beyond helpful!”

“Dr Tracy Johnson was inspirational, approachable, entertaining and reassuring.”

“Tracy was excellent – her talks were spot on.”

“Fantastic study skills session with @BrainboxCoach today. Highly recommended, was so, so helpful!!”

“Calling Tracy and using Brainbox Coaching was the best decision I made throughout my university course, and I cannot thank Tracy enough for her guidance, support, encouragement and kindness.”

Study skills 1:1 coaching is offered in person, by telephone & Skype, and includes email support where appropriate. Contact us today at to arrange an appointment or for a free consultation.

PLEASE NOTE: Brainbox will not comment on any academic work in progress, and is not an essay writing or proof reading service. Instead, we help you to develop your critical and analytical thinking, which is the foundation of effective academic work at all degree levels.

Postgraduate students at the universities of Bristol, Bath & Exeter can also access a tool called Researcher Development Online, where you can see Dr Tracy Johnson talking about how write your PhD thesis.

If you are looking for study skills help and tuition for school-age children, then please contact our trusted partner, Out of the Box Teaching, also based in Bristol.