Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Success Coaching

Power up your success at college!

Want to work on organization, time management, notetaking, exam preparation, goal-setting, or other academic skills? Come to Success Coaching!

In a FREE Success Coach meeting over Zoom, 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

You can sign up for Success Coaching appointments directly through TutorTrac:

  • Log in with your UVID and password
  • Click “Search Availability”, then select "Success Coaching" as the Center
  • Click "Search" and select an appointment time
  • Enable “texting reminders” and click Save

Also, see this Screenshot Guide: How to Sign up for Success Coaching

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 


Further inquiries? E-mail tutoringcenter@luc.edu

Meet the Success Coaches!

Rebecca Anderson


Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Degree Program: MEd/EdS in School Psychology

Hi! I graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH last spring with a BS in Psychology and minors in special education and Spanish. While at Xavier, I worked as a peer tutor and as a peer educator for the Student Wellness Advocacy Group which demonstrated to me the important of ensuring that students have adequate access to supports and resources to succeed in undergraduate work. My passion is working with students to find creative ways to foster success and developing individual plans to promote academic and emotional improvement. In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts and sports games, baking, going to Orange Theory Fitness, reading and exploring the different neighborhoods in Chicago. 

Fun Fact: There was a picture of me in the New York Times! 


Diana Arroyo


Hometown: Hanover Park, IL

Degree Program: Juris Doctor (JD)/ Law

Hello! My name is Diana (Dee-ah-nah). Before Loyola, I graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology.  While at Marquette, I worked with high school students prepare for college and for a semester taught math in Nyanga, South Africa. 

During law school, I have had the opportunity to advocate on behalf of immigrants, survivors of domestic violence, and currently I am child representative in child abuse and neglect and custody dispute issues.

Through these experiences, I have developed a passion in adequate education funding and advocating for women, children, and people of color. I hope that as a success coach I am able to use these experiences to help students get organized, motivated, and succeed in all aspects of life!  

Fun Fact: Before volunteering for a presidential campaign, I wanted to be a high school math teacher!  


Shamia Clark


Hometown: I am from Rock Island, Illinois (also known as the Quad Cities), which is about three hours from Chicago.

Degree Program: MEd/EdS in School Psychology

Hello! I am a second-year graduate student at Loyola, currently in the School Psychology program. I have always had a passion of helping others and their mental health. Professionally, I am interested in working with adolescents in schools, while also having my own private practice.

I graduated from Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish. I had been blessed to play basketball all four years there, and I continue to play in rec leagues today.

Apart from academics and work, I enjoy playing basketball, kickboxing, writing songs, and painting.

Fun Fact: I love traveling! I have only been to five countries, but trust me, when I start making big girl money…I am out of here!


Linh Le


Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam 

Degree Program: MEd/EdS in School Psychology

Hello! I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.A in Psychology and Educational Studies. I am passionate about integrating social-emotional learning into schools and serving diverse student groups. While at Wesleyan, I worked as a T.A for the Psychology department and really enjoyed helping my peers find their learning style, stay motivated, and achieve their goals. I also co-founded a dance team at Wesleyan, which gave me the unique experience of coaching and mentoring my junior dancers. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, cooking, reading, and traveling.  

Fun Fact: I can speak 3 languages (I am fluent in Vietnamese and English, and diligently learning Korean). 

Mattie Mikitka


Hometown: Orland Park, IL

Degree Program: Master of Social Work, Schools Specialization

Hey Ramblers! I was born and raised around Chicago but am a recent grad from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. I received degrees in Psychology and Social Work, both subjects I’m happy to geek out about any time! I couldn’t be happier about returning home to the Chicagoland area— I’ve already been drinking too much Dunkin and making Spotify playlists for walking around the city.

I am crazy passionate about participating in social justice resolutions. I’m ready to dive deeper into social work to continue learning how to be a better ally to the future high schoolers I intend to work with. Education, especially at such a prestigious place like Loyola, is an absolute privilege; I am so excited to stand beside any student that feels they need a cheerleader to help them through the stressful times of school, both in and out of the classroom!

Fun Fact: My friends and family can back me up on this, I am Justin Timberlake’s #1 fan. After seeing him 3 times in concert, he eventually returned the favor and liked and commented on one of my photos on Instagram!

Allison Quady


Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

Degree Program: MEd/EdS in School Psychology

Hi! My name is Alli and I am a current graduate student studying School Psychology. I studied Psychological Science during my undergraduate career and spent a lot of time juggling school, research, work, and a social life. My passions are both education and psychology and my goal is always to see students achieve success. This is my goal both for my future career as well as here at the Tutoring Center. College can be the absolute best experience, but it can also be full of unforeseen challenges. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed with all there is to do, or feeling challenged by “Zoom University,” I have been there, so don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment.

Though I am new to Chicago, I am a Minnesota gal through and through. To explore my new home I have been trying to get out of my apartment and wander around. Whether it’s strolling through the city or walking as far as possible on the Lakefront Trail I am perfectly content. So if you have any recommendations on places to get out and discover I would love to hear them!

Fun Fact: I have been robbed twice by men on mopeds (don’t worry, neither was here in Chicago).

Elizabeth Sanchez


Hometown: Joliet, IL - southwest suburb about 45 minutes from Chicago

Degree Program: MEd/EdS in School Psychology

Hello! I graduated from Dominican University in River Forest with a B.A in Clinical Psychology and a minor in social justice and civic engagement. I am deeply passionate about language access in schools, supporting Latino immigrant students and families navigate the U.S educational system, and fostering positive school climates.

While an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to study abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. That experience really sparked a keenness for travel. Much of my travelling since has been to different states of Mexico where I visit close relatives. My favorite visit has been to Tulum, known as a “magical town” of the Quintana Roo state in Mexico. Apart from travelling, exploring Chicago never seizes to amaze me. It truly is a beautiful city that has much history, music, art and food to offer. If you’re a plant lover and garden aficionado –or you just have some free time –you definitely should make the Garfield Park Conservatory one of your stops. Some hobbies that I enjoy are baking and running. Running has been a sport I’ve been involved in since the 5th grade. This sport has undeniably challenged me mentally and physically - but I love it!

Fun Fact: I’ve recently started caring for two houseplants: a Red Vein plant and a Purple Passion plant - and so far, so good. Still very much an amateur, so I am open to any tips.