Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Success Coaching

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 exective 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

Using the Web AppUsing the Mobile App
  • Log onto Navigate  
  • Click the blue “Make an Appointment” button  
  • Select “Tutoring” under TYPE OF APPOINTMENT  
  • Select “Success Coaching” under SERVICE   
  • Click “Find Available Time”   
  • Use the Filters to narrow the search  
    1. Use How would you like to meet? to search for in-person or virtual appointments  
    2. Use STAFF to select a specific Success Coach 
  • Select a date and time   
  • Add your number for Text Reminders   
  • Click “Schedule” and you are finished! 
  • Open the Navigate app on your phone  
  • Select “Appointments”   
  • Click the blue “Make an Appointment” button  
  • Select “Tutoring” under TYPE OF APPOINTMENT   
  • Select SERVICE as “Success Coaching”  
  • Click “Find Available Time”   
  • Use the Filters (in the top right, next to “New Appointment”) to narrow the search  
    1. Use How would you like to meet? to search for in-person or virtual appointments  
    2. Use STAFF to select a specific Success Coach  
  • Select a date and time   
  • Add your number for Text Reminders   
  • Click “Schedule” and you are finished!  

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 

Questions?

Further inquiries? E-mail tutoringcenter@luc.edu


Meet the Success Coaches!

 

 

Linh Le

She/Her/Hers

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). 

 

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Kaitlin Henderson

She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Degree Program:MEd/EdS in School Psychology

Hello everyone! I am a current graduate student in School Psychology! Before graduate school, I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I am passionate about educational equity and working collaboratively with students to establish goals to help them be successful. While at LUC, I worked as a building manager at Halas Recreation Center which allowed me to help guide others to achieve their goals and stay motivated. Additionally, I worked in the Psychology Department as a research assistant studying educational STEM opportunities. This position allowed me to learn more about goal development and implementation. I’ve been in Chicago now for 5 years, and have absolutely fallen in love with its tall buildings and the lakeshore path. I’ve really enjoyed my time as an undergraduate student at Loyola, and I hope to help other students make the best of their experience as well. Outside of school and work I enjoy hiking, baking, running, and traveling. 

Fun Fact: I have a collection of maps and globes, 11 in counting. I might have one too many!

 

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Erika Werth

She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Oswego, IL

Degree Program: MA International Affairs

Hello everyone! I am a grad student at Loyola pursuing an MA in International Affairs. I received my undergraduate degree in International Relations from Michigan State University in May of 2020. Before my current graduate program, I worked as an AmeriCorps member where I participated in a year of national service. As an AmeriCorps member I chose to work within an education- focused nonprofit called City Year. I was initially drawn toward this organization due to their partnerships with under-resourced public-school systems, and their dedication to serving students through a holistic educational approach. My original inspiration for getting involved with an education- focused nonprofit came from my experience as an academic tutor at Michigan State University. As an undergrad I worked with student athletes on improving their study habits and organizational skills. I look forward to continuing my work in student success at Loyola University Chicago.

When I am not in school or working, I really enjoy running and practicing yoga. I also am a big foodie and love trying new restaurants with my roommates in Chicago. If I need a break from the city, I grab a Metra train and head toward Oswego where my parents live. My family has three dogs and I love going home and spending time with them.

Fun Fact: I lived in Brazil when I was a younger. I unfortunately don't speak Portuguese but have made, so far unsuccessfully, several attempts to relearn the language (not giving up)!

 

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Jenn Franco

She/Her/Ella

Hometown: Jefferson, Park, IL

Degree Program: PhD in Higher Education

Hello! My name is Jennifer and I like to be called Jenn. One of my motto’s is “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” - Vernon Howard.

I have been in the academic field for 5 years and I have plenty of experience with academic advising. I hold an M.A. in Women & Gender Studies from Loyola and a B.A. in Political Science from NEIU. Furthermore, I serve as chair of the University Leadership auxiliary board for HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement). Additionally, I am a first generation Latina graduate in my family, and I am currently pursuing my PhD in Higher Education. My passion for education is noticeable, as I truly believe that education can bring a multitude of opportunities. As a first-generation Latina woman, that went through numerous obstacles, I feel that having a mentor makes a difference in a student's academic journey. During my last two semesters in my undergrad, I had two mentors that supported me along the way and motivated me to stay in school. I am thankful that they took the time to guide me and listened to my needs and concerns. I hope to pay it forward and be able to provide the guidance that you much need during your undergraduate years. Furthermore, I am thrilled to work with the Rambler community and I hope to get to meet you!

Fun Fact: I have three dogs, and they love tummy rubs & play-time. 

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Bridget Brodlo

She/Her/Hers

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)!

 

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Natalia Zychowska

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Norridge, IL

Degree Program: MEd in School Counseling

Hi everyone! I am currently pursuing my Master of Education in School Counseling. I received my Bachelor of Science in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020. As an undergraduate student, I worked as a psychology tutor, was part of a research team that studied adolescent development and taught an introductory course for freshmen. Working with college students was one of the biggest highlights of my four years in Champaign. Outside of school and work, I enjoy taking long walks with my dog (Molly), baking, reading, going on runs, exploring the city, and volunteering with the Crisis Text Line. I look forward to fostering student success this semester!

Fun Fact: I was born in Poland and can speak Polish fluently!