Peer coaching

Helping students with study skills and career preparation

Peer coaches are students who are trained to help other students with skills to assist in the classroom and beyond. Our workshops are led by coaches and are designed to help you gain tangible techniques to support your academic and career journey in 45 minutes or less.

Our workshop topics include:

  • Exam preparation
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Habit building
  • Resume writing
  • Cover letter writing

Descriptions for each of the topics are available here.

Schedule a meeting with a Peer Coach in iAdvise

How to schedule a meeting

  1. Review the peer coach bios below and their general availability to identify a match
  2. Click on “Schedule Your Peer Coach in iAdvise” and select your peer coach
  3. In the notes, write the specific workshop you would like to schedule
  4. You will receive an email confirmation with your time and details

*Final schedules may vary in iAdvise by week

If you can’t find a time, complete this form and we will assist you.

Peer CoachMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Carmel Alonso2:30pm-3:30pm3:00pm-4:00pm2:30pm-3:30pm
Sajith Jacob1:00pm-3:00pm
Tilak Patel1:30pm-2:30pm
Lauren Frame9:00am-1:30pm9:00am-1:30pm12:00pm-1:00pm8:00am-9:00am8:00am-9:00am
Kathryn Smith10:00am-12:00pm10:00am-12:00pm
Morgan Isacson1:00pm-3:00pm5:30pm-7:30pm12:30pm-2:00pm
Janell Nocentelli3:00pm-4:00pm3:00pm-4:00pm
Hannah Miller7:00pm-8:00pm4:00pm-5:00pm
Andrea Celestine2:30pm-3:30pm10:00am-11:30am3:30pm-5:00pm10:00am-12:00pm
4:00pm-6:00pm
Maxine Honeywell9:30am-10:30am9:30am-10:30am
Gissell Hernandez4:00pm-6:00pm12:00pm-1:30pm4:00pm-6:00pm

Meet our peer coaches

  • Carmel Alonso headshot

    Carmel Alonso

    I'm an undergraduate nutrition student and help students in both their academic and professional pursuits.

  • Andrea Celestine headshot

    Andrea Celestine

    I bring in my skills as a practitioner and fellow student to conduct skill-building workshops and one-on-one sessions that help students in their academic and professional pursuits.

  • Lauren Frame headshot

    Lauren Frame

    I'm rehabilitation sciences student with a future goal of OT. I combine my experiences, proven strategies and friendly support to help students overcome challenges and reach their goals.

  • Gissell Hernandez headshot

    Gissell Hernandez

    I'm an undergraduate student at UIC majoring in kinesiology. As an ASAP peer coach I look forward to helping students with academic pursuits, as well as socializing and getting more involved in the UIC community.

  • Maxine Honeywell headshot

    Maxine Honeywell

    I'm a rehabilitation sciences student on the pre-OT track, and help students build their academic and professional skills to achieve success.

  • Morgan Isacson headshot

    Morgan Isacson

    I'm a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology student on a pre-PT track. I’m here to help strengthen your academic and professional skills.

  • Sajith Jacob headshot

    Sajith Jacob

    I'm a health information management student. My goal is to engage students in useful skills and habits that will ensure their academic success.

  • Hannah Miller headshot

    Hannah Miller

    I am an undergraduate student studying Kinesiology on a pre-physical therapy track. As an ASAP Peer Coach, I hope to help students in every aspect of their academic and professional goals.

  • Janell Nocentelli headshot

    Janell Nocentelli

    I'm majoring in disability and human development and on a pre-med track. My aim is to help students develop and build their academic and professional skills.

  • Kathryn Smith headshot

    Kathryn Smith

    I'm a rehabilitation sciences student with a pre-OT goal here to help create strategies that lead you to success in both your academic and professional pursuits.

We're here to help!

Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson headshot

If you need support or have questions, contact Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson.

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 3 pm
(Closed during winter break and summer)

You can contact Viviana at: