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). 

 

Allison Quady

She/Her/Hers

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

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. 

 

Sarah Campbell

She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Denver, CO

Degree Program: MSW (Master of Social Work)

Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am a current MSW focusing on leadership and development in social services. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish. Before starting my graduate degree program at Loyola, I worked at an education policy nonprofit and helped train teachers in policy and advocacy.

I loved my undergraduate experience and want everyone to be able to say the same thing when they leave Loyola. As much as I loved college, there were still times I felt overwhelmed, homesick, or stressed. Because of how much the experience shaped me, mentoring college students has always been important to me. I have served as a College Access Mentor for Chicago Scholars for two years, and I am excited to continue similar work as a Success Coach! I am eager to help you make college a great experience.

I have been in Chicago for about six years now and am completely in love with this city. One of my favorite activities is exploring the city through new restaurants in different neighborhoods and the many free activities offered.

Fun fact: My first job other than babysitting was working as a lifeguard at a local water park.

 

 
Karis Blaker

She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Adrian, MI

Degree Program: Public History

Hello! I’m from Adrian, Michigan; a small town in the southeastern portion of the state. This is my second year in a dual masters’ degree program here at Loyola where I’m studying Public History, and at Dominican University where I study Library & Information Science. I live in Edgewater with my fiancée and little dog, Nancy. I love cooking (and eating!), yoga, rewatching my favorite shows, reading, and hanging out in museums & archives! I’m so excited to be a Success Coach at Loyola this year because I know from first-hand experience that college can be intimidating for first-gen and other marginalized students. I am thrilled to have the chance to talk with students in similar situations, and hopefully guide them through some of those more difficult and confusing moments. 

Fun Fact: My puppy is named Nancy after filmmaker Nancy Savoca.