Academic Coaching FAQ

What does an academic coach do that a professional tutor might not do?

  • Focus on the big picture
  • Address both short and long term problems and solutions
  • Act as a combination of manager, mentor, organizer, cheerleader, taskmaster, counselor, resource expert, learning specialist, educational consultant, motivational speaker, AND tutor.

Why would you meet with an Academic Coach?

  • Understand personal learning style and develop additional learning strategies,
  • Gain assistance with organization or time management,
  • Deal with testing issues,
  • For the content “big picture” or overview and to work on specific content issues or weaknesses,
  • Develop problem solving skills,
  • Gain reassurance of capability to learn and ability to achieve academic goals.

Who Needs a Coach?

  • Students who are struggling to balance college and personal life,
  • Students who feel unmotivated,
  • Students who are in danger of failing but have not identified the reasons why.

Academic Coaches

CoachSubjectContact Information

Elizabeth Gonzales | Academic Success Center Coordinator

Basic Math, Algebra, Spanish, Study Skills, Time-Management Skills and Note Taking skillsOffice: Library (Bldg. 4)
Telephone: (850)973-1719
Email: gonzalese@nfcc.edu
Tina Tucker | Tutor Lab Manager/Academic SpecialistHistory, English, Study Skills, Time-Management Skills and Note Taking skillsOffice: Library (Bldg. 4)
Telephone: (850)973-9411
Email: tuckert@nfcc.edu.
Ruth Harvey | English/Reading SpecialistReading, Writing, English, Study Skills, Time-Management Skills and Note Taking skillsOffice: Bldg. 6 | Rm 219
Telephone: (850)973-1715
Email: harveyr@nfcc.edu
Christy Moody
Mathematics/Science Specialist
Basic Math, Algebra, Statistics, Biological Science, TABE, Study Skills, Time-Management Skills and Note Taking skillsOffice: Bldg. 6 | Rm 101
Telephone: (850)973-9474
Email: moodyc@nfcc.edu