Peer Success Coaching Program

Peer Success Coaching Gets You to Where You Want to Be. 

Community Advocacy, Resiliency, Independence

What do we mean by this?

The coaching program connects interested students with peer coaches (read more about them below!)In those private, one-on-one meetings, students can reflect on their experience at UCSC, learn new study strategies, and get connected to resources and opportunities. 

Coaching is a wonderful resource for students looking for more support than tutoring offers, making a plan to be the best student they can be, looking to connect with peers and make friends, or making the most of their time at UCSC.  

How do I sign up to meet with a Peer Coach?

Sign up to meet with a Peer Success Coach on TutorHub.

When you sign-up, you commit to meet with your coach on a weekly basis for a 1-hour session that best fits your schedule.




 Meet the LSS Peer Coaching Team! 

Susannah Leon, she/her
Global Community Health, Oakes College
Hello everyone! My name is Susannah, or Suz, and I'm a third year Global Community Health major, LGST minor. I'm a co-president of the club softball team here at UCSC and I'm a catcher. I love pumpkin and fall foods, music, and much more! I'm excited to start this job and expand on my counseling skills while ultimately learning how to help guide other students.
Shivani Mandalaparthi, she/her
Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics, Crown College

Hi, my name is Shivani and I am a 3rd year BMEB student. I am passionate about medical genetics and exploring genetic diversity among populations. In my free time, I hike with friends and watch K-dramas.

Why should you trust us? We go through extensive training, read more below. 

  • Completing Canvas onboarding focused on holistic coaching
  • Completing the College Reading and Learning Association Program, an accreditation program to create, improve, and expand peer educator training and programs
  • Attending Weekly Training focused on communication skills, reviewing coaching frameworks, and more



Peer Coaches help students be successful by:

  • building academic skills (e.g. time management, note-taking, etc)
  • building help-seeking behaviors (e.g. navigate office hours and campus resources)
  • helping students be self-regulated learners (e.g. learn strategies to manage test anxiety and imposter syndrome)


Who can have a Peer Coach? 

 Anyone can! Peer Coaches are helpful for any student who wants to be the best student they can be.