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Academic Coaching Center

  • Coaching services to develop independent learning skills

  • Located in Ludwig Center, The Academic Coaching Center at Olivet Nazarene University offers a user-friendly environment to help students become lifelong learners. Here, faculty and peers provide education assistance and guidance to undergraduate students at all academic levels on a myriad of subjects. The mission of the Academic Coaching Center is to support students’ unique learning styles through educational assistance. To help students reach their education goals, coaches strive to enhance academic skills, improve critical thinking, and foster independent scholarship.

    Services Offered:

    • Academic Coaching – available for students looking to build their general academic skills. Peer coaches meet with students on a one-on-one basis to develop skills necessary for academic success. Such skills include time management, test tasking strategies, approaches to studying, and note-taking. In addition, peer coaches facilitate the empowerment of students, encouraging independent learning, self-efficacy, and critical thinking.
    • Academic Tutoring – available for students looking to grow in their knowledge related to a specific course. Tutors work with students in small groups or on a one-on-one basis to foster deeper understanding of the course concepts. Tutors help students improve their course grades through collaborative learning exercises that facilitate independent learning. The goal of tutoring is for students to walk away empowered, confident in their abilities to accomplish their academic tasks.

    About Us

    Coaches and Tutors are peers recommended by program faculty. They are recognized for excelling in course work, have strong interpersonal skills, and desire to help others reach their full potential. Peer Coaches and Tutors participate in on-going training throughout their employment in the Academic Coaching Center and go through regularly scheduled evaluations which promote self-reflection, personal development, and accountability.

    For more information

    Visit the Academic Coaching Center in Ludwig Center, or contact:

    Jen Boender, Ed.D.
    Director, Academic Coaching Center
    815-939-5361

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  • Coaching services to develop independent learning skills