Just as a sports coach pushes you to achieve your goals and holds you accountable, an academic success coach works with you to identify challenges that come up in an academic context and come up with a game plan. Our academic success coach is available for 1:1 appointments to do this.
Success Coaching is an interactive process that empowers students to get from where they are now to where they want to be. The Success Coach is a peer who students can visit to help build more general skills for success. Even if you are not sure why you're struggling to meet academic goals, the Success Coach can help identify and overcome challenges to create a foundation for success in college.
The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:
Success Coaching is not academic advising, personal counseling, a disciplinary meeting, or one on one tutoring for a particular course.
You can make an appointment during our open hours on our website. We will prioritize students appointments first, but you are welcome drop-in on a first come-first serve basis. If you are dropping in, please know you may have to wait until an existing appointment has ended. Meetings will be 30 minutes in length.
Idera Adagun, Master of Public Administration
Hours: Tuesdays 7-10pm, Wednesdays 1pm-3pm
Location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 161H, Advising suite
Sign up for appointment with Idera: https://meetme.so/IderaAdagun
Future Career Goals: Non-profit Management within Higher Education
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Academic failure and how you turned it around: To say that I am terrified of math is an understatement. Coming into my masters program, without a math background, proved to be difficult as a first year student. In my Economics and Statistics courses, I was introduced to topics and programs I had never heard of or seen before. After doing poorly on my first couple of quizzes and homework assignments, I quickly learned that office hours, group study sessions, and tutoring are a students' best friend. It was helpful to see all of the alternative ways I could approach topics I was struggling with. Overall, my first quarter taught me that it is important to use the resources available to us as students and that it is okay to ask for help.