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Academic Coaches/Professional Content Specialists

Academic Coaches are faculty members with strong teaching backgrounds and knowledge of study strategies and learning styles. They provide a comprehensive service for students who want to improve their academic and self-management skills, such as time management, organization and study skills. Tutoring Services at Monmouth University offers this support to help students achieve their academic goals along with self-advocacy and independent, life-long learning.

Professional Content Specialists are faculty members with strong teaching backgrounds and knowledge in content specific disciplines. They are committed to helping students by providing positive tutorial experiences in these content areas. The goal of each tutorial is to assist students in developing strategies that will help strengthen their knowledge, develop transferable learning skills, and achieve academic success.


Elizabeth Brooks

Academic Coach: Professor Elizabeth Brooks

EDUCATION: Master of Arts, Reading Specialization-Adult Literacy

SPECIALTIES: College-level reading and study strategy development leading to successful attainment of academic goals.

CERTIFICATIONS:National Tutoring Association (NTA) Basic Level Tutoring and Academic Coach (2015)

 


William Gorman

Academic Coach: Professor William Gorman

EDUCATION: B.A. Villanova University, 1982 (English, History, Education major), M.S. Monmouth College, 1987

SPECIALTIES: Member of the Department of History since 1986 teaching a variety of courses such as Western Civilization I and II, U.S. History, Business and Economic Growth of the United States, Critical Discourse, and Freshman Seminar. He advises undergraduate history majors in the Department of History. Currently serves as a First Year Advisor for the First Year Advising Office. He assists first-year students with study skills, test-taking strategies, and adjustment to college life. Interests include politics, current issues, reading, writing, the beach, and the shore.

CERTIFICATIONS: National Tutoring Association (NTA) Basic Level Tutoring and Basic Academic Coach (2015).


Warren Epstein

Professional Content Specialist: Professor Warren Epstein

EDUCATION: BS:Computer Science; MBA

SPECIALTIES: Math 050, 105, 117, 118

CERTIFICATIONS:National Tutoring Association (NTA) Basic Level Tutoring and Academic Coach (2015)

**Available Fall semester only.


William Reynolds

Academic Coach: Professor William S. Reynolds

EDUCATION: B.A. Newark State College, 1972 (Education major), M.A. Kean University, 1980 (Science Education), Monmouth University 2004. (Supervisor of Instruction)

SPECIALTIES: Member of the Department of Computer Science/Software Engineering since 1999 teaching a variety of courses such as IT 100, IT 102, IT 150, IT 200 and IT 500, as well as Freshman Seminar. Currently serves as a First Year Advisor for the First Year Advising Office. He assists first-year students with study skills, test-taking strategies, and adjustment to college life. Professor Reynolds supervises student teacher and conducts focus groups for the School of Education. He also advises The Outdoors Club.

CERTIFICATIONS:National Tutoring Association (NTA) Basic Level Tutoring and Academic Coach (2015)


Chante Fernandez

Professional Content Specialist: Ms. Chante Fernandez

EDUCATION: Kean University, Union N.J. Masters in Accounting, MBA in Global Management, B.S. in Business

SPECIALTIES: Content tutoring for upper level business classes:accounting, statistics, finance, money/credit/finance.

CERTIFICATIONS: National Tutoring Association (NTA) Basic Level Tutoring and Academic Coach (2015)


Academic Coach: Mrs. Michele Martino

EDUCATION: Masters in Education, Counseling Psychology; Rutgers University, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics; Albright College.

SPECIALTIES: Helping students build social and academic skills and develop study habits appropriate to college level expectations; organization and time management skills.

CERTIFICATIONS: National Tutoring Association (NTA) Basic Level Tutoring and Academic Coach(2016)


Academic Coach/ESL Specialist: Mrs. Deborah Sidran-Hertz

EDUCATION: M.A. Curriculum and Instruction(English as a Second Language); Kean University, B.B.A. Business Education; Pace University.

SPECIALTIES: ESL Language Specialist focused on providing 1:1support and workshops for ELL students at Monmouth University.

CERTIFICATIONS: National Tutoring Association (NTA) Basic Level Tutoring and Academic Coach (2018).