Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Success Coaching

One-on-one Success Coaching will help you develop learning strategy techniques, hone in on executive functioning skills, evaluate your time management, effectively plan your schedule, and assist you in managing stress throughout your academic career. A vital tool in any student’s education, success coaching skills can be developed with personalized coaching appointments lasting about 1 hour. 

Sign up for Success Coaching appointments through TutorTrac. Below is the process for scheduling an appointment: 

  • Login to TutorTrac using your UVID and password 
  • Click “Search Availability” after logging in 
  • Within the drop-down box click on “SUCCESS COACHING” as the Center
  • For “consultant” you can enter "optional" or select a specific Coach's name from the drop down box
  • For “Reason” the only option is “Success Coaching”
  • For “Location” the only option is “Sullivan Center 245”
  • For time, put in the week for when you would like the appointment OR leave blank 
  • Click "Search"
  • Select the appointment time that works for you! 
  • Enable “texting reminders” so you don't forget the appointment! 
  • Click save and you are done! 

We are hiring Success Coaches for Spring 2019!

Application Due: Friday, December 7 at noon to the following form

Degree requirements: Bachelor’s degree, full- or part-time graduate student status at Loyola University Chicago

Number of Positions Being Hired: 2 coaching positions available

Position Time: Part-time (10-19.5 hours per week) | January 2019 - May 2019 (with option to be rehired for 2019-2020 academic year

Description: The Success Coach program is housed within Loyola University Chicago’s Tutoring Center within the Division of Student Academic Services. Success Coaches can work from 10 to 19.5 hours per week (Applicants can indicate preference for number of hours). Coaches will be expected to hold regular, weekly hours in the Center. The Tutoring Center focuses on providing graduate students cross-functional and developmental training on all of its services and programs (Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, Peer Tutoring, early intervention and outreach, etc.) The position’s primary responsibility is to serve as a Success Coach meeting one-on-one with undergraduate students to assist in their holistic student success, executive functioning skills, academic engagement, wellbeing, and connection to campus. Secondary responsibilities include assisting with serving as a liaison to a specific student population and/or department, outreach initiatives, conducting presentations, and providing formative feedback to Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders and Peer Tutors during their sessions. The ideal candidate has prior experience working with diverse populations of students and a commitment to social justice. They would have strong interpersonal skills, a student-centered mindset, and demonstrate attention to detail. Please see the position description here: Success Coach Spring 2019 Position Description

Questions? Please reach out to Annie Kelly, Associate Director of the Tutoring Center, at akelly2@luc.edu or Betsi Burns, Director of Learning and Student Success at bburns4@luc.edu


Meet the Success Coaches! 


Madison Cunningham


Hometown: Kenai, Alaska

Graduate Program: MEd Higher Education 

Madison received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and General History from Colorado State University in 2017, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Education here at Loyola University Chicago. She is passionate about supporting students through their first year experience, as well as promoting holistic student development. Madison loves building community with others and providing an inclusive environment for all students.

Fun fact: Madison loves adventure, from trekking Machu Picchu to studying abroad in Rome! 


Ryan Renee (Ryan is just fine!)


Hometown: I am from Homewood-Flossmoor, a south suburb about 30 miles out from campus

Graduate Program: MEd/EdS in School Psychology

Professionally, I'm really passionate about the equal access to and effectivity of student resources and services insofar as educational and extracurricular funding, especially when it comes to the Arts. I had the privilege of attending a high school that prioritized creative arts in conjunction to your typical core curriculum, and it had a huge impact on how I live my life now; thus, I would really love to be a part of making as many opportunities to get involved in these ventures available as possible!

I'm a big TV buff. My current favorite genres are Children's (a la Disney and Pixar) and superhero (Marvel over DC) as far as movies are concerned; for TV, I really like competition shows, especially cooking ones, documentaries and mockumentaries based upon crime. 

Fun Fact: While attending undergrad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I participated in a spoken-word, music, and poetry organization where I was primarily a poet for four years. I'm not a rapper, though some of my favorites are hometown hero Chancellor Bennett, Jermaine Cole, and Childish Gambino. 


Noah Green


Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia

Graduate Program: School Psychology

I’m a first-year grad student here at Loyola in the School Psychology program, and I majored in psychology for my undergrad at the University of Rhode Island. During that time, I discovered my passion for helping students succeed, and it was a combination of internships and research experiences that led me towards working in the intersection of psychology and education. Outside of school, I’m a musician! I’ve been playing guitar for about 10 years and I love playing Rock and Roll as well as Jazz.

Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland at the University of Edinburgh.  It changed my life and I consider Scotland my true home. I love to travel and I’m always planning my next trip. 


Armando T. Ortiz

He, Him, His & They, Them, Theirs

Hometown: West Seattle, WA

Graduate Program: Cultural & Educational Policy Studies MEd 

As a poet and educator, Armando constantly finds ways to connect with students as well as bridge gaps between people of all walks of life to find middle ground on issues of race, decolonization, ethnicity, gender, sexuality etc. In addition to Success Coaching, he is currently pursuing an internship with the Big Picture Learning Network. As a first generation student of color he is willing and able to help all students with any challenges they face!

Fun Fact: Speaks in poems & memes


Ashley Yattoni


Hometown: Bettendorf, IA

Graduate Program:EdS Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

I graduated from St. Ambrose University with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology as a 4-year collegiate athlete. I am an active mentor for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, mentoring a 7-year old I have been matched with for two years. I also have worked with at-risk adolescents and behavioral disorder students in a High School setting. I love to travel, read, take my dog (Cooper) for a walk, and play Fortnite in my free time.   

Fun Fact: I have moved over 10 times in my life!