Time Management & Study Strategies

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If you feel stressed, overwhelmed or have so much to do you don’t know where to start, you are not alone. Many students, both graduate and undergraduate, have these same reactions to the academic challenges faced by Tufts students. Collaborate with a Time Management and Study Strategies (TM&SS) consultant to create more effective strategies and solutions based on your style and needs.

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About Our Consultants

My TM&SS consultant has been one of the most understanding, considerate, and helpful people I have known. She has made a bunch of suggestions that have helped me through the year.


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We can work with you on one or several of the following skills and strategies.

Planning and organization

  • Calendars and/or to do lists
  • Turning large assignments into small tasks
  • Building routines that increase productivity
  • Goal setting and pursuit
  • Organizing class papers, readings, and so on

Academic skills

  • Enhancing reading strategies
  • Note-taking methods
  • Study strategies
  • Test strategies
  • Test anxiety

Life balance and well-being

  • Prioritization when feeling overwhelmed
  • Building motivation and reducing procrastination
  • Managing perfectionism
  • Practicing self-care
  • Taking effective breaks
  • Recovery from burnout

My consultant took the time to get to know me and understand what would work best for me.


Book a Session

Email us to request a Time Management & Study Strategies consultation. Include answers to the following questions in your email.

  1. What areas would you like to focus on?
  2. Is there anything, such as anxiety, learning disabilities, incomplete classes, that would be helpful for us to know about? (You are not obligated to share any information you don’t feel comfortable sharing.)
  3. What days and times are you available to meet for an hour with a consultant (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.)?

We will send you a survey requesting more background information, ask what you are looking for in a consultant, and will match you with a consultant for your first session. You can meet once per week with a consultant as many times as you like. Some of our  consultants are multilingual.

Please submit requests for consulting by the last day of classes each semester. Consulting for the semester ends on the last day of classes before reading period starts. Submit requests for an upcoming semester anytime. Consultants are available in June and July as well, but not August.

Consulting Logistics and Policies

Our consulting is covered by your tuition. You can use our services with no additional fee.

You can meet up to once per week for an hour with your consultant. You can meet with a consultant for a short term or for the long term. You may choose to meet with your consultant just a few times to work on a single topic like reading strategies. Or you may meet weekly for the whole year, excluding finals and breaks. Consultants are available in June and July as well, but not in August.

  • If you are an undergraduate, you can meet with your consultants as long as classes are in session. There is no consulting during reading period and finals, or over vacation breaks, or on holidays.
  • If you are a graduate student, your consulting can continue during breaks and finals as long as your consultant is available at those times.

About Our Consultants

Time Management & Study Strategy consultants are current Tufts graduate students. They come from a variety of departments, including Occupational Therapy, School Psychology, Child Development, and the Fletcher School. Consultants are thoroughly trained to listen, ask questions, and collaborate on strategies that meet your style and needs.

Some of the consultants speak languages besides English. Email the program director to ask if a consultant on staff speaks a specific language.

My consultant was an excellent listener. It helped to have someone to rant to about feeling overwhelmed. I felt I could be honest with her and she was understanding and tried to help address my concerns.