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Vol State offering online academic coaches

Last updated on September 2, 2020

Success at your fingertips with the help of the online academic coaches. Picture from Vol State website.

By Evie Shaye Herndon  

Volunteer State Community College now offers training options online to encourage social distancing and help students navigate online classes. The options were announced Aug. 27 that there are now four Learning Academic Coaches available to meet virtually for coaching sessions and help with online classes.  

“Students can book an appointment for a virtual meeting, email, or call the coaches” and “Students can also sign up to attend any of the workshops about time management, study strategies, using eLearn, and more,” according to Rhonda Gregory, Dean of Academic Support. 

Students can make an appointment with a coach at They can select a date and time. It will connect them with a tutor best suited for them or they can personally pick whom they would like to meet with. 
The online coaches are Dawnell Fletcher, Tranyce Palmer, Lauren Powell and Alice Warren. Each is available on different days and times, so every student can always receive one-on-one help.  

“Give yourself some grace. Everyone is learning something new this semester even the professors. Break tasks apart and go through them piece by piece; if you look at the big picture, it can quickly become overwhelming. Most importantly, ask for help. Vol State has wonderful programs in place to help utilize them,” according to Powell. 

Not only is one-on-one help an option for students, but there are also several coaching events that can be accessed virtually. These online workshops cover several topics including, coach questions and answers, tips on staying motivated and time management advice. These workshops can be accessed at . 

“Don’t be scared. I woke up and hopped online just like you,” said Palmer. 
Students are encouraged to take advantage of this online service. 

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