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If you are a faculty member interested in the potential of an AmeriCorps member supporting your class, please fill out this quick survey. If you know of students or alumni who might be interested in becoming a mentor, let us know!

Students interested in becoming a mentor, apply here!  

Academic Success Coaching at WTAMU

AmeriCorps members (upper-level and graduate students enrolled at WT) serve in three different capacities across campus to support student academic success – general support, course specific support, and transitional support.

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Benefits of Having a Success Coach

  • Learn from the experiences of others
  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
  • Increase your social and academic confidence
  • Develop strategies for coping with both personal and academic concerns
  • Identify short and long term goals and establish a sense of direction
  • Establish skills in communication, study habits and personal skills
  • Develop decision making skills
  • Gain valuable insight into the next steps of your career goals
For Students: Request Support
Complete the survey to sign up for a mentor

General support: 

Students work one-on-one with an academic support mentor to develop personalized strategies for learning and success. Examples of topics covered:

  • Effective study skills and strategies
  • Planning and time management
  • Note taking
  • Goal setting
  • Prioritizing assignments
  • Managing stress 
  • Self-advocacy (how to talk with a professor and engage in their own learning)
  • Social-emotional support 

Course specific academic support (for STEM gateway and high drop/fail rate courses): 

Students work one-on-one, in small groups, and in the classroom setting with an academic success mentor (supported by faculty) who guides them through difficult course material and supports healthy learning habits and strategies. Examples of supports provided: 

  • Instructional reinforcement 
  • Learning and study strategies
  • Ways to actively engage in the classroom and overall learning experience
  • Strategies for developing and employing critical thinking and problem solving
  • Social-emotional support

Transitional support: 

Students work with an academic success mentor, one-on-one and/or in small groups, to develop personalized plans and strategies for transitioning from college into the workforce. Examples of topics covered:

  • Career and soft skills training and support
  • Translating academic skills and strengths into experience
  • Reviewing assessments and aptitude test results to better understand strengths and how they can use them for success 


Contact us for more information at 806-651-2951 or


Misty Rueda
Program Director
Old Main 322
(806) 651-2247
Laura Seals
Program Manager
Old Main 320F
(806) 651-2951
Crosslyn Lusk
Communications and Outreach
Old Main 320B
(806) 651-2240
Alison Cuellar
Member Coordinator
(806) 680-6634