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 

Questions?

Further inquiries? E-mail Sam Siner, Assistant Director of Learning and Student Success, at ssiner@luc.edu


Meet the Success Coaches!

Rebecca Anderson

She/Her/Hers

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! 

Shamia Clark

She/Her/Hers

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!

Mary Kate Daniels

She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Degree Program: MEd in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies

Hello! I spent the last three years teaching 6th-grade students in Indianapolis, IN. My teaching experience led me to complete a graduate certification in Applied Educational Neuroscience that further strengthens my mission to bring social and emotional awareness and resources into schools. I am passionate about providing students with tools to be healthy holistically and sustainably. I believe that college is one of the best times of life, so I want to support students in making it a positive, manageable, and a memorable experience!

I am a big foodie! I love cooking new recipes and trying new restaurants and coffee shops around the city. I also enjoy yoga, group fitness classes, time outdoors, and traveling. The Lakefront Trail and Wrigley Field are some of my favorite places to visit during the summer months. Go Cubbies!

Fun Fact: I am a big Ellen DeGeneres fan! While in undergrad at Butler University, I had the exciting opportunity to meet her and be on the show. Ellen is just as kind and entertaining in person as she in on the air!

Kaelyn Green

She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Degree Program: MEd/EdS in School Psychology

My name is Kaelyn and I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago(UIC). During my time at UIC,  I obtained my Bachelor's in Rehabilitation Sciences with minors in Psychology, Disability, and Human Development. I am currently in my second year of my M.Ed./E.Ds. Program in School Psychology here at Loyola. My professional interest include dismantling the school to prison pipeline, fostering socio-emotional growth for students, and testing bias. Outside of school-work, I love traveling, cooking, and binge-watching Hulu (I am currently obsessed with The Morning Show. I am praying for a season two). I have so much experience with life in Chicago, time management strategies,  and navigating higher education so if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

Fun Fact: I visited ten cities in Portugal over the span of one month.

Mattie Mikitka

She/Her/Hers

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!

Elizabeth Sanchez

She/Her/Hers

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.