Success Coaching

 

Success Coaching

Academic Success Coaching in the Learning Commons is a free service to students at Tallahassee Community College offered to help students advance their college success skills, navigate the new college environment, and achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. Our team of Academic Success Coaches offer guidance and resources to students in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

An Academic Success Coach can help you with...

Time Management
Staying Motivated
Work/Life Balance
Note Taking
Goal Setting
Test Anxiety
Study Skills
Staying Organized
Problem Solving
Class Challenges
Online Learning
Communication

In-person and virtual success coaching is available to all students.

  • Make an appointment for a half hour conference.
  • Drop-in coaching is available weekdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on the second floor of the Learning Commons.
  • Attend a virtual workshop or coaching coffee hour.

Appointments

 

Drop-In Coaching

Success Coaching Resources

Time Management

Work with an academic success coach to improve your time management and overcome procrastination once and for all. Your coach can help you set up a time management tool or guide you through a more effective way to structure your time.

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Study Skills

Find the best way to study for your classes with the help of an academic success coach. Want to put together a study group? An academic success coach can also help facilitate group study sessions. 

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Notetaking

Make the most out of your classes with notetaking methods that advance your learning. An academic success coach can help you find a notetaking style that you can stick with.

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Test Taking and Overcoming Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is very common among college students. By practicing impactful test-taking strategies with an academic success coach, you can work towards overcoming this stressful phenomenon. 

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Goal Setting

What are your long- and short- term goals, and how do you plan to get there? Your academic success coach can help you set and meet your goals.

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Staying Motivated

Preparing for Class and Understanding Class Expectations

Your academic success coach can help you prepare for class. Skills include organizing, prioritizing academics, problem solving, and better understanding the expectations of your class. 

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Helpful Websites and Links

Important TCC Links

Important TCC Links

Canvas

Log in to Canvas with your TCC credentials to access your classes. Complete class assignments, take quizzes and tests, view your grades, and more.

 

IT Help

Focused on bringing students, faculty, and staff the highest form of technology in order to enrich the learning on campus. IT supports the campus by providing leadership, quality resources, and effective services while nurturing an environment in which technology users can flourish. Our goal is to provide quality service to all of our clients while meeting their varied computer needs, no matter how complex they may be.

Need additional assistance? Chat with IT for technical support.

 

MyTCC

This contemporary, mobile and web-based tool is a place where students, faculty and staff can engage with one another, join groups of interest and share information and events.

 

TCC Email

All College communications will be sent to your TCC email address. Don’t forget to check your TCC email at least once per day. You do not want to miss out on announcements!

 

Workday

If you're a student, you'll use Workday Student to view your schedule and grades, register for classes, add, drop, or swap classes, view your financial aid, pay your bill or request a refund, and access your student account!

TCC Resources

TCC Resources

Advising Center

Discuss pathways and create your academic plan with your advisor today. Make an appointment with you assigned advisor through Workday by selecting the TCC Advising Connection icon on the homepage.

 

Counseling Center

The TCC Counseling Center offers free individual and group therapy, education and outreach, and crisis intervention. Students can utilize the Counseling Center to gain support for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, ADHD, eating disorders, suicide prevention, anger, grief and loss, stress, and substance use.

 

Financial Aid and Cashier’s Office

The TCC Cashier's Office is dedicated to providing assistance, and accurately maintaining each student's financial account.

 

Library

In support of the mission of Tallahassee Community College, the Libraries serve as a locus in providing academic and social spaces that promote educational, cultural, technological and lifelong learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

The Library also allows students who have yet to purchase or receive a textbook to request textbook chapters, to be delivered electronically via email through the Chapter Request Form.

 

Student Life

Get connected with campus life by joining a student clubs and organizations, or learning about academic enrichment opportunities such as the Honors Program, Math Champions, and Black Male Achievers.

 

Talon’s Market and Case Management

Talon’s Market is a free on-campus marketplace for students experiencing food insecurity. Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

 

Veteran’s Affairs

The Office of Veterans Affairs provides specialized services to help students navigate state and federal education benefit programs. The VA office also helps our students make the most of the College’s many resources.

 

Victim Advocate Program

The primary role of the Victim Advocate is to provide emotional support and assistance to the victim or a witness of a crime. The Victim Advocate provides crisis and short-term counseling as well as assistance with any problems victims or witnesses may experience because of the crime itself or as a result of the victimization.

External Websites

External Websites
 

CrashCourse

At Crash Course, we believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free!

 

Diigo

Highlight and add sticky notes to websites, PDFs, and online textbooks.

 

Evernote

Take lecture notes, make to-do lists, and outline your essays with this digital tool!

 

Hemingway Editor

Make your writing bold and clear. This app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.

 

How to Study

Succeed in college with the latest study strategies. Learn how to prepare and set goals, how to learn new information, how to work with information, and how to take test and handle anxiety.

 

Khan Academy

Get personalized help with what you’re studying or to learn something completely new.

 

MindMeister

An online mind mapping tool that lets you capture, develop and share ideas visually.

 

Marinara Timer

Time management is a real challenge. Marinara Timer is a Pomodoro-style timer you can tailor to fit your needs.

 

Quizlet

Create online flashcards. For best results, review your flashcards using Quizlet’s flashcard games and study tools at least once a week.

 

StudyEdge

TCC has partnered with StudyEdge to provide customizable online math learning support. Exciting videos, academic support, study guides and more!

 

Upcoming Success Events

Event Descriptions

Fall 2021 - Workshops and Events

The First Week Frenzy

  • Canvas Crash Course
    Description: Learn the basics of Canvas. 

  • New Semester, New Me - Creating your Learning Plan
    Description: Start your fall semester off on the right foot by creating your very own learning plan. A learning plan helps you set goals, identify those pesky distractions, and remind you of your why

  • Organizing and Prioritizing Expectations
    Description: Your course syllabus is an important tool, not just in your first week but throughout the semester. During this workshop, we will cover the basics of a s

  • The Art and Science of Balance
    Description: School, work, and life balance is both an art and a science. Are you prepared for the challenge?

  • Back to Class! Readjusting to In Person Classes
    Description: Taking a face-to-face class this fall? 

Fall Success Workshops

  • Overcoming Procrastination
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at TBA
    Description: Do you procrastinate on assignments, tasks, or with studying? If you are part of the 74% of TCC students that answered "Yes", then this workshop is for you!

  • Notetaking Do's and Don'ts
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at TBA
    Description: We will talk all about the benefits of note-taking, whether you should be taking hand-written or typed notes while taking online classes, and all about the Cornell note-taking method. 

  • Communicating with your Professor
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at TBA
    Description: Need a few pointers before reaching out to your professor? This workshop covers the "Dos" and "Don'ts" of Professor Communication.

  • Goal Exploration
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at TBA
    Description: Still thinking about what comes after TCC? This workshop will help you identify your interests, dreams, and challenges - and create a vision for the future. 

  • Studying with your Learning Style in Mind
    Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at TBA
    Description: Are you a visual learner? Auditory? Kinesthetic? You've probably noticed by now that your professor will not always teach in a way that aligns with your learning style. This workshop covers the study methods to help you take advantage of your learning style. 

  • Dynamic Virtual Presentation Skills
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at TBA
    Description: Want to brush up on your presentation and public speaking skills? This workshop will cover the special considerations of virtual presentations.

  • Creating Your Final Exam Study Plan
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at TBA
    Description: Follow along with this three-week study plan for final exam success.

  • Fall Reflections & Spring Preparations
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at TBA
    Description: You've made it! Let's reflect on the lessons we've learned this semester and prepare for the next.