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Advising and Academic Coaching

Advising and Academic Coaching

Our approach to advising/academic coaching is simple.

What is in the best interest of the student?

Studies show that students who take advantage of academic advising, or academic coaching, increase the likelihood of succeeding academically.  That's why it's important for every student, regardless of GPA or academic ability, to have a one-on-one session with the Academic Success Advisor.  We specialize in the following:

- Developing effective study and test taking skills
- Learning goal setting and goal refinement techniques
- Enhancing notetaking and reading skills
- Identifying other issues that hinder academic success
- Increasing knowledge of UD resources and services

Academic Success works closely with academic departments and faculty advisors to assist students in all aspects of their academic success. Students are also encouraged to see their professors and assigned academic advisors on a regular basis to form positive mentoring relationships as this will further improve the likelihood of academic success.  

If you're interested in regularly scheduled meetings or are in need of one-time assistance to help you reach your academic goals, then stop by the Academic Success office today.  Located in Braniff, Rooms 114, 116, and 120, assistance is available.  Appointments are not required, but see our home page if you would like to be sure someone is available to see you. 

You can meet in person or virtually with...

  • Director of Academic Success, Dr. Matthew Spring, by clicking here.
  • Academic Success Advisor, Ms. Ana Henriquez, by clicking  here.
  • Academic Success Advisor, Mr. Bryan De La Cruz, by clicking  here.

Academic Success Office Key

Below we have provided a quick key for identifying which staff member a student might benefit from meeting first. All advisors are equipped to meet with students about concerns or questions they may have regarding the items listed below. However, some advisors may provide more thorough guidance according to their expertise as indicated in the table. 

Student Concerns/Questions Dr. Matthew Spring Mr. Bryan De La Cruz Ms. Ana Henriquez

Study strategies

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Time management skills

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Locating offices on campus

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Communication advising

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Constantin Scholars Program

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Small Groups

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First-Generation Initiatives

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ADA Proctoring

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Tutoring

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Seven Arts of Language

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English courses

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Spanish courses

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Education courses

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Classical Language courses

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Science courses

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