LVC students utilizing the Center for Academic Success.

Achieve More with an Academic Success Coach

In addition to our Academic Support programs, including peer, writing, and organizational tutoring, students also can work with an academic success coach on a weekly, bi-weekly, or one-off basis. The academic success coaches are professional staff members who mentor students by designing and implementing an individualized plan for academic success. 

Learn Valuable and Transformative Skills

Through these coaching sessions, students work with the academic success specialist to improve skills that may not be taught in the classroom:

  • Effective Time Management
  • Study Skills and Note-taking 
  • Organization
  • Stress Management 
  • Self-Motivation
  • Goal-setting
  • Critical Reading
  • Test Preparation and Test-taking 
  • Self-care

Schedule a Meeting


Send an e-mail to and simply say that you want to schedule an academic coaching appointment. One of our coaches will reply within 24 hours.


The Center for Academic Success & Exploratory Majors is located in Mund College Center, on the lower-level. Between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, one of our staff members or student assistants can help you schedule an academic coaching appointment. On evenings and weekends, sending an e-mail request is best.

I improved as a student immensely knowing I had someone supporting me and rooting for me outside my family and department. These meetings contributed to my academic success because I was able to talk through study strategies with the academic success specialist and learn study issues that I could avoid in the future.

Julian and Bartz Share Expertise with ABC TV 27

Beth Julian ’09, assistant dean of student success and retention, and Sarah Bartz ’08, director of academic success, shared their commitment to mentorship and how LVC faculty and staff closely mentor students to ensure their academic and personal success. The pair were interviewed by Reporter Amy Kehm for WHTM ABC TV 27’s Good Day PA in August 2020 as part of their Back to School series.