Student Support Services - Academic Advisement Center
The Academic Advisement Center at Albany Technical College is the academic hub for Student Success Coaches, Online Tutors, and more. All who contribute to the online learning experience.
Our Success Coaches help students by making course selection recommendations and by providing advice regarding course equivalency substitutions, pre-requisites, and academic requirements, as well as monitoring progress and reaching out to provide assistance. Students who are seeking degrees online are provided with personalized degree roadmaps developed specifically for them by the Advisement Staff. Tutors are available in a wide variety of subjects and topics to help you. You can work with live tutors in a virtual session, or you can stop by the center in person and meet with a tutor in person.
The Academic Advisement Center is located at the front of the Nathanial Cross Healthcare Technology Center, or you can visit our page on the Albany Tech website at www.Albanytech.edu for more information.
STUDENT SUCCESS COACHES
Success coaching is a proactive practice that helps current students determine and achieve educational goals. The coaching relationship enables and supports students to make the best use of their own motivations, environment, knowledge, purpose, and external resources.
Success coaching provides appropriate, intentional contact to support students in establishing and attaining goals. Not all students will engage the services of a success coach, but for those that do, success coaching works to ensure positive student experiences and outcomes. A success coach offers numerous services, including the following:
- Welcoming students to their online courses the week before classes begin;
- staying in continuous contact via phone, email and other social media services;
- monitor student activity levels and overall progress;
- Connecting students to the resources available to them when they have questions
- Helping students to cope with the many demands of college life
Online tutors are available in an array of subjects and topics to help you wherever you need. You'll work live with tutors in a virtual session or you can stop by our Academic Achievement Center and meet with a tutor in person.
Online tutoring has the advantage of availability when students need and are ready for it. We know from research that learning opportunities offered when students are most receptive create the best academic outcomes. Moreover, nontraditional students benefit from online tutoring, which provides support when they need it, leaving them free to tend to family and work obligations during the hours that traditional tutoring centers are available.
For all students, having oneonone tutoring support available as they're preparing for tests, writing papers, or working on homework assignments ,has been proven to be academically beneficial.
Students seeking degrees online are provided with personalized "degree roadmaps" that are developed specifically for them by the ATC Academic Advisement Staff. Academic Advisement Staff help students:
- by making course selection recommendations;
- by providing advice regarding course equivalency substitutions, prerequisites, and academic requirements (university, school/college, and department);
- and by monitoring progress and reaching out to provide assistance.