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SSS Participants: our services are all virtual now, but we are still here for you to make individual appointments for advising and tutoring. We will be conducting appointments virtually via Microsoft Teams, email, and over the phone.

The SSS Peer Coaching Program is an outreach program for first year students new to SSS. Student coaches, who are continuing SSS Students, will be paired with SSS first-year students. Peer Coaches will meet individually with their assigned first-year students throughout the semester and mentor them in the following areas:

  • Identifying and implementing successful study strategies
  • Identifying effective success tools
  • Encourage students in their personal adjustment to campus life
  • Foster involvement in campus activities

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The SSS Peer Coaching Program is now a certified International Mentor Training program, as recognized by the College Reading & Learning Association!

 

Students who are interested in becoming a coach should see the “Become a Peer Coach” tab on this webpage.

New first-year SSS students wishing to receive a peer coach should speak with your assigned SSS advisor.

Student Support Services (SSS) Peer Coaching

In 2016, Student Support Services initiated an outreach program for freshmen new to SSS. Student coaches, who are continuing SSS students, will be paired with several SSS first-year students. The position is paid. There will be training at the start of the semester and training will continue periodically throughout the semester. Each coach will work with approximately 6 students throughout the semester. We encourage you to look over the duties and expectations and decide if this is an opportunity for you to pursue. 

Qualifications: 

  • In good academic standing 
  • Commitment for the entire academic year
  • Initiative to work with a variety of students
  • Proactive in scheduling meetings and building relationships that encourage student success 
  • Good communication skills
  • A broad knowledge of campus resources
  • Adequate time to devote to serving as a peer coach

Duties:

  1. Provide individual academic coaching with new SSS freshmen through individual meetings throughout the Spring semester
  2. Assist students in identifying and implementing successful study strategies
  3. Support students in their academic success by identifying effective success tools 
  4. Encourage students in their personal adjustment to campus life
  5. Foster involvement in campus activities
  6. Build a relationship with each student you are coaching
  7. Attend all training sessions provided by SSS staff

Expectations

  1. Time commitment is greater at the start of the semester (3-4 hours/week) and then lessens. 
  2. Meetings with coached students conducted later in the semester can be face to face or virtual
  3. Accurate and timely records are maintained 
  4. Attend training for approximately 1 hour/week for first half of SEM I and periodically after that

If you wish to pursue being a coach, please complete & submit an application.