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Success Coaching FAQ’s

What is the goal of the Tulane Student Success Coaching program?
Coaches encourage, support, and challenge Tulane students to thrive academically, personally, and professionally. Students develop or enhance skills needed to achieve success here at Tulane and in their future pursuits.


How are coaches different from other Tulane professional staff?
Coaches partner with students individually on a regular basis to create and achieve goals related to academic, personal, and career success. Coaches focus on motivation, skill building, and accountability. Coaches do not work with students on academic planning nor do they instruct on specific academic content.  In addition, coaches are not therapists and do not focus on emotional or psychological issues.


What training do coaches have?
Tulane Success Coaches have professional coach training and adhere to the ethical guidelines and standards of the International Coach Federation. 


Who participates in coaching?
Coaching is for students who would NEED to improve or enhance their academic performance, students who NEED to be challenged both academically and personally, students who are unsure about their current or future path, and students that NEED to revitalize their passion for college and life!  


What are the benefits of coaching?
Students who fully engage in coaching have the opportunity to learn techniques to recognize and remove obstacles that hinder success, take ownership of their academic, personal, and professional endeavors, improve academic performance, set SMART goals and achieve them, recognize and utilize their strengths, become effective communicators, and effectively manage stress and prioritize wellness.


Which topics will we cover?
Coaches work with students individually to set the agenda for each meeting.  Based on the student’s needs and goals, those areas can include: study strategies, organization/time management, motivation, transitioning to college, health/nutrition, challenging their “comfort zone,” study/life balance, taking ownership of their finances, etc.


Are there other events related to the program?
Each semester the Tulane Success Coaching Center co-sponsors a series of workshops along with Exploratory Advising and Career Services.  These workshops are designed to complement the one on one meetings and promote achievement of the student’s academic, personal, and career goals.


What is the length of the coaching relationship?
Coaches determine what structure and timeline will work best for the student based on the needs and goals of each student.  At a minimum, students are expected to meet with their coach for one semester.


What is the cost?
Tulane Success Coaching is a free service provided to pre-selected Tulane undergraduates. 


How do I apply?
Students may apply here for the program or may be nominated here by Tulane faculty, staff, or parents.

 

Tutoring FAQ

Where is tutoring located?
At the Tulane Academic Success Center (TASC) in building #14, in the back of the Mechanical Engineering building on the Academic Quad.


What are your hours?
TASC is open Monday through Thursday from 1:00pm - 9:00pm; and, on Sundays from 1:00pm - 5:30pm


Which subjects have tutors?
Please see our most recent schedule here. If you need a tutor in a course that is not listed, please fill out the Tutor Request form. We will contact you as soon as we have located a tutor.


Do I need an appointment?
No, tutoring is a walk-in service. Simply refer to the schedule and come by during the hours listed.


How much does it cost to get a tutor?
Nothing, tutoring is free to all Tulane University undergraduate students.


How qualified are the tutors?
All tutors are recommended by university professors. Tutors are graduate and undergraduate students who have excelled in academics with a minimum 3.25 grade point average. All tutors must have passed the course to be tutored with a minimum grade of A-. Tutors are required to pass a qualifying exam and attend training sessions throughout the semester.


How much can a tutor help me?
Tutoring is not a homework or proofreading service. Tutors may demonstrate the theory, provide a detailed explanation, or solve a similar type of homework problem, but not solve the homework problem itself. Examples may be devised or obtained from a textbook. Tutors are not allowed to work with students on take-home tests. If a student arrives at TASC with a test and claims the instructor granted permission for assistance with the test, tutors should request to speak with the instructor to confirm the permission, or direct the student to the Coordinator or Supervisor. Tutors teach skills to enable the students to learn on their own.


Can I study at the TASC?
Yes.


What are the Writing Center's hours?
The Writing Center is open during the same hours as the TASC, Monday through Thursday from 1:00pm - 9:00pm; and, on Sundays from 1:00pm - 5:30pm


How can I make an appointment with the Writing Center?
You can stop by, call 314-5103, or click here to make an appointment.


How can I apply to be a tutor?
Click here and fill out the application.

 

Peer Educator FAQ

What services do Peer Educators offer?
Peer educators collaborate with students through one-on-one coaching, facilitating workshops for groups, and leading Supplemental Instruction review sessions for some classes.  Topics that might be covered in workshops or one-on-one meetings include transitioning to college, campus involvement, time management, stress management, decreasing test anxiety, improving study skills, goal-setting and motivation, decision-making, and more.  Supplemental Instruction is led by Peer Educators who facilitate a comfortable and supportive learning environment for students in traditionally difficult courses.  The SI review sessions provide students with the opportunity to participate in a peer-led, active learning experience that integrates how-to-learn with what-to-learn.

How are Peer Educators different than tutors?
Peer Educators collaborate with students to focus on skills the student will need in order to be successful, not necessarily course content.  

What training do Peer Educators have?
Peer Educators are trained and certified through the Bacchus Network, which prepares Peer Educators to handle a variety of situations they may encounter in working with students.  Learn more about the Bacchus Network here.

What kinds of students work with Peer Educators?
Peer Education is for students who need to improve or enhance their academic performance, students who need to be challenged both academically and personally, students who are unsure about their current or future path, or students who need to revitalize their passion for college and life! 

Workshops can also be coordinated for groups such as residence hall floors, fraternities, sororities, honors societies, and other on-campus partners.

What are the benefits of working with a Peer Educator?
Peer Educators will collaborate with you to create an action plan for your success.  You may benefit from attending workshops or SI sessions, or from meeting with a PE for on-one-one sessions throughout the semester.  Students who fully engage in the process have the opportunity to learn techniques to recognize and remove obstacles that hinder success, take ownership of their academic, personal, and professional endeavors, improve academic performance, set SMART goals and achieve them, recognize and utilize their strengths, become effective communicators, and effectively manage stress and prioritize wellness.

What is the cost of Peer Educator services?
Working with a PE is free for all Tulane undergraduate students!

How often can I meet with a Peer Educator?
You and your PE will determine how often will be best for you to meet.   

Where will I meet with my Peer Educator?
You may meet with your Peer Educator in the Tulane Academic Success Center (TASC) or at another location deemed appropriate by you and your PE.  Supplemental Instruction will take place at a location chosen by your class's PE.  Please refer to the SI schedule, found here, for a list of classes offered and their locations. 

How do I sign up to meet with a Peer Educator?
To meet with a PE, please fill out the application, found here.  To request a workshop, please send an e-mail with your request to success@tulane.edu.  

How do I know if my class has a Supplemental Instruction Peer Educator?
Please refer to the SI Schedule, found here.

Tulane University Success Coaching Center (Diboll Complex), New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5107 success@tulane.edu