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Education coaches are specially trained VCU students who provide individualized academic support. They can assist students with things like note taking, reinforcing class concepts, and communicating with peers and instructors. One goal for all ACE-IT students is for interactions with education coaches to shift and change during the program. Many students find that as they become more independent, connected, and comfortable in college, they need decreasing education coach support. This process of fading varies based on the student, so ACE-IT staff regularly checks in with students and families regarding support needs.