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Success Coaching


ATTN Grad students! There is still time to apply for open Success Coach positions for Fall 2024!

Will you be a Loyola grad student in Fall 2024?

Are you looking for part-time (8-16 hours/week) work for the Fall?

Do you have experience in helping others reach their goals?

If so, consider applying to be Success Coach in Fall 2024! See the position description and job application here: 



NOTE: Grad students receiving an assistantship during the Fall 2024 semester do not qualify to apply for this position!






Power up your success at college!

Do you want help developing your academic skills?

Do you want to work on organization, time management, notetaking, exam preparation, goal-setting, or other academic skills and executive functioning skills?

Do you want advice on how to develop positive habits that will help you succeed?

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

NOTE: Graduate students are unable to use Navigate to schedule appointments. If you are a graduate student please email Richard Rowlands at rarnold1@luc.edu to sign up for your Success Coach meeting.




 If you have not yet downloaded and registered Navigate, you can do so here.



Accessing Zoom 

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 (tutoringcenter@luc.edu) 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 helpdesk@luc.edu.   

If the link is not working or the Success Coach is not present at the designated time, please email the Coach or tutoringcenter@luc.edu 

Success Coach Blog

We're happy to share a blog on executive functioning written by the experts themselves, the Success Coaches! Access the blog here.


Further inquiries? E-mail tutoringcenter@luc.edu

Meet the Success Coaching Team!


Dyna Arriaga

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

Degree Program: Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Fun Fact: I hate the ocean, but I love shark movies! Always open to recommendations!


Kate Bove

Pronouns: she/hers

Hometown: Carol Stream, Illinois

Degree Program: MEd in Secondary Education

Fun Fact: There are enough math pun t-shirts in my closet that I could wear a different one every day for two weeks; I really like math!



Emmanuel Madu

Pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Imo, Nigeria

Degree Program: Master's in Philosophy 

Fun Fact: I shout a lot when watching soccer games, especially when my team is losing the game!


Brenden Maltos

Pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Bellevue, Washington

Degree Program: Master's in Social Work

Fun Fact: My favorite food is Spam Musubis!



Sabrina Moran

Pronouns: she/hers

Hometown: Washington DC

Degree Program: Masters in Social Work

Fun Fact: I have a twin brother who graduated from Loyola in '22!



Arooj Zaidi

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Willowbrook, IL

Degree: Clinical Mental Health Counseling EdS

 Fun Fact: I love to paint and draw in my free time! I use acrylics, oil, charcoal, pastels, for mostly abstract and landscape paintings.