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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.

Academic Coach: Professor Elizabeth Brooks

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)

Academic Coach: Professor William Gorman

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).

Professional Content Specialist: Professor Warren Epstein

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)

Professional Content Specialist: Ms. Chante Fernandez

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/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).