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.

We are here to help

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.

 (V)= Virtual, (IP)=In-Person
Peer CoachMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Alena(V) 5pm-7pm(IP) 10:30am-12:30pm(IP) 10:30am-12:30pm(V) 10am-12pm
Andrea(IP) 9am-11am(IP) 11am-1pm(IP) 9am-10am
Carmel"(IP) 12:00pm-3:00pm
(V) 5:00pm-6:00pm"
"(IP) 12:00pm-2:00pm
(V) 5:00pm-6:00pm"
(IP) 8:00am-12:00pm
Hannah M(V) 12pm-3pm(V) 1pm-3pm(V) 7pm-8pm(V) 1pm-3pm(V) 2pm-6pm
Kathryn(IP) 8:00am-11:00am(V) 3:00pm-6:00pm(IP) 11:30am-2:00pm
Lauren(V) 7pm-9:30pm(V) 7pm-9:30pm(V) 7pm-9:30pm(V) 7pm-9:30pm"(V) 7pm-9:30pm
(IP) 12pm-1pm"
"(V) 8am-12pm
(V) 7pm-9:30pm"
(V) 7pm-9:30pm
Maxine(IP) 9am-11am
Morgan(IP) 12:30pm-2:30pm(IP) 3pm-5pm(IP) 9:30am-10:30am(V) 10:30am-12:30pm
Sajith"(IP) 10:00am-12:00pm
(IP) 2:30pm-3:30pm"
(IP) 2:30pm-3:30pm(IP) 2:30pm-3:30pm

Meet our peer coaches

  • 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.

  • Carmel Alonso headshot

    Carmel Alonso

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

  • Gissell Hernandez headshot

    Gissell Hernandez

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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: