Power up your success at college!
Do you want to work on organization, time management, notetaking, exam preparation, goal-setting, or other academic skills and executive functioning skills? Come to Success Coaching!
In a FREE Success Coach meeting over Zoom or in person, you can set goals, identify areas for growth, and create a customized plan for success. Success Coaches will send the student a Zoom link prior to the appointment time.
Learn more about the Success Coaches below.
How to sign up for Success Coaching
If you are a graduate student please email Mary Kate Moskal at email@example.com to sign up for your Success Coach meeting.
|Using the Web App||Using the Mobile App|
If students have never used Zoom before, they are encouraged to login to https://luc.zoom.us/ using their LUC UVID and password prior to the session. Then, download the Zoom program (on laptops) or app (on smartphones/tablets).
If the student does not have access to a webcam, microphone, or the internet, the student is encouraged to reach out to their Success Coach and/or Tutoring Center staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for alternative options.
If Zoom is not working, students are encouraged to review the Zoom participant’s guide, call ITS at 773-508-4487, or email ITS at email@example.com.
If the link is not working or the Success Coach is not present at the designated time, please email the Coach or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further inquiries? E-mail email@example.com.
Meet the Success Coaching Team!
Hometown: Lincoln Park, Chicago
Degree Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Hello! I am currently a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. I have a strong interest in social justice, and I know that all students at Loyola have a passion for it too. I know that college can be stressful and I look forward to helping students manage their academics and succeed in college.
I grew up in Chicago, and pursued by undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have a B.A. in Psychology, with minors in Gender and Women Studies and Criminal Justice. My time in Wisconsin was so amazing, but I am so excited to be back in the city! I feel most at home when I hear the "L" rattle past my window, or someone laying on the horn outside.
Fun Fact: I have been skydiving twice (in Wisconsin and Switzerland)!
Hometown: Oak Brook, IL
Degree Program: M.A. in Political Science
Hiya! I am Erica, and I am a second-year M.A. Political Science student. How did I get here? Well, I found myself deeply connected to the inner workings of government, and I specifically enjoy learning and understanding the dynamics of government and social welfare. Through this education, I aspire to have a career based on pathing the way for the betterment of others. Therefore, ensuring that the inner workings of a system are not made for one type of person but all.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I took a giant leap into rural Missouri as an undergraduate at Culver-Stockton College! I graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Science with a minor in International Studies. Missouri was a significant change, but it is where I found my passion for helping students. I became a resident assistant, worked in student life and the rec center, and even became a teaching assistant. Through those working experiences, I connected with students and watched them bloom through their time as an undergrad.
Though I am delighted to be home, I miss star gazing in a corn field. 11/10 recommend!
Fun Fact: I have traveled through Costa Rica!
Hometown: Palos Hills, IL
Degree Program: MA in International Affairs
Hey everyone! My name is Bartosz and I am working on my MA in International Relations. I started my undergraduate career at a community college and transferred to Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, where I received my BA in International Relations. I'm interested in European politics, specifically Central and Eastern European politics, and my passion for this region and languages pushed me to pursue a degree in this path. As a first-generation college student, I understand the stress of trying to understand how college works and debating constantly if the degree I'm pursuing is right for me. In my career so far, I have experience with teaching and tutoring. I taught at a Polish school and served with City Year. My experience at City Year taught me how to set goals for students and help them achieve them.
During my free time, I workout, listen to music and enjoy taking pictures. I'm also a Polish folk dancer, which allowed me to perform in front of large audiences. I'm fluent in both Polish and English in addition to knowing some French, German, and Russian (I am also learning some Ukrainian on the side).
Fun Fact: I have been a Polish folk dancer for about 18 years.
Hometown: Tacoma, Washington
Degree Program: MEd/EdS in School Psychology
Hi everyone! My name is Haleena! I moved to Chicago in the Summer of 2021 from Washington State where I grew up and went to university, just south of Seattle. There I graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Accessibility Studies. I am always interested in learning more about how to make society more accessible through a social justice lens and what actions schools can take to improve equity for all students.
I have volunteered with the YWCA's domestic violence branch and worked closely with members of the LGBTQ+ community and people of color facing violence and injustice in their lives. I have also been a part of a research team here at Loyola that investigates ways to improve equity for students of color in Milwaukee schools. I have spent a lot of time in school myself and understand the anxiety that comes with new challenges and unknown stressors. I am happy to be a resource for those who need help in their academics and day-to-day.
In my free time, I love learning and cooking new recipes, making pottery, and wandering outdoors. I miss the mountains and forests of Washington but love living here in the city. I cannot wait to work with you and assist you in achieving your goals and finding your community!
Fun Fact: I am a first-generation immigrant from Denmark, and I travel back as often as I can to connect with my family.
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Degree: MEd/EdS in School Psychology
Hello! My name is An! I draw from 5 years of experience as interdisciplinary professional with experience as an opera pianist, piano instructor, and educational psychology. I obtained my Bachelor’s of Musical Arts from Roosevelt University in Psychology and Piano performance, and will be pursuing a Master of Education and Education Specialist degree in School and Educational Psychology. My previous research and programming experiences focused on Equity Centered Trauma Informed/Sensitive and SEL Practices.
In my previous roles I have helped students between ages 2 and 90 learn about how to juggle the many aspects of being a pianist and musical artists, while also working as a mentor/tutor in college settings. My unique experiences being a music conservatory student, and psychology student while juggling professional commitments has helped me understand the process of being both a creative and analytical professional. As a success coach I hope to create a safe space and will work collaboratively to help you achieve your goals.
Fun Fact: I have a slight obsession with puppies and dogs.
Hometown: Paducah, Kentucky
Degree Program: MEd Higher Education & Student Affairs
Hello everyone! My name is Bradley Walker, and I will be graduating this May with my MEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I received my BA in Strategic Communication from Taylor University in 2019, and I moved to Chicago in 2020 to start work and continue school. I’ve enjoyed everything the city has to offer over the last two and a half years, and I can’t wait for the year ahead as a Success Coach! I’m passionate about student affairs, especially as it relates to faith and the LGBTQ+ student experience. College can be as difficult as it is fun, so my hope is that the Success Coach Team can be a great resource for students to become the best they can be!
In my free time, you might find me watching TikToks, going on a jog (only in the warmer months), or watching the latest episode of Survivor!
Fun Fact: I was in an improv comedy group in college. (It’s exactly what you would expect at a small college in rural Indiana – mediocre, but still very fun to be a part of!).