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Peer & Professional Academic Coaching


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Academic Resource Center
Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Rm 1313
757-683-3699
arc@odu.edu

Refer a Student to a PAC

Peer and professional academic coaches (PACs) are available to meet with students who want to improve their academic and self-management skills. Trained staff work collaboratively with students to identify unique learning strengths, develop individual plans for academic support, and promote self-confidence and independence in areas such as study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, and more.

What do Academic Coaches do?

  • Academic coaches meet one-on-one with students (in-person or online) to discuss strategies for reaching student goals. Get help with study strategies, note taking, motivation, organization, and much more.

  • Peer Academic Coaches design and coordinate resources to help build student academic skills. Resources are organized into CORE categories: communication, organization, reading & studying, and educational.

  • Peer Academic Coaches facilitate small group workshops designed to help students meet the demands of college-level academics.


Schedule PAC Apponintment

When scheduling a peer academic coaching appointment (PAC), the system works best with Google Chrome or FireFox.




Peer Academic Coaches


Samantha Sanger

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Status: Senior

Major: Business Administration

Favorite Food: Steak and Potatoes

Fun Fact: I enjoy outdoor adventure,dogs, and camping

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Dynasty Page

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Status: Junior

Major: Business Administration with a minor in Fashion Merchandise

Favorite Food: Salmon

Fun Fact: I enjoy reading, shopping and yoga

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Professional Academic Coaches

Diana Hernandez

Diana Hernandez, Assistant Director of Instructional Support Resources

I am the Assistant Director of Instructional Support Resources in the Academic Resource Center. I provide tutoring resources and trainings to faculty and staff to help students achieve academic success. Besides providing academic resources and assistance to faculty, staff, and students, I have experience working with and advising first-generation college students. To help guide and inform my work, I earned a Master Advisor Certificate, which emphasized the philosophy of advising as teaching. I have a Doctor of Education in Educational Studies, specializing in Educational Leadership and Higher Education.

Taia Reid

Taia Reid, Assistant Director of Academic Readiness Programs

I am the Assistant Director of Academic Readiness Programs. I provide mentorship experiences and academic coaching for students of all backgrounds and statuses. Through my role, students can connect with other students, faculty, and staff to help them achieve their personal and academic goals. This role is exciting to me because it closely aligns with my interest in assisting first-generation, students from low SES, and urban backgrounds. I earned my master's degree in Higher Education at ODU, and I am currently working on a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. Through my role and educational experiences, I hope to create affordable and accessible pre-college educational experiences to all students who desire higher education.

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Morgan Williams,Graduate Student

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Lauren Murdock,Graduate Student



Academic Coaching Resources



Exploring Effectiveness of Academic Coaching for Academically At-Risk College Students

Investigating the Effects of Academic Coaching on College Students' Metacognition

An Academic Coaching Model Intervention for College Students on the Autism Spectrum

The Route to Success - Personal-Academic Coaching Program