Academic coaching is a live interactive one-on-one session with an academic coach that provides support and assistance in improving academic skills & performance. Coaches can help mitigate and overcome perceived barriers, identify areas of strength and weakness, devise a personalized plan of action, and more!
Time Management, Study Skills, Study Planning, Note Taking, Test Taking, and Online Learning are just some of the topics in which a coach can work with you today in order to become more effective, and more successful in your academic goals.
Services like Academic Coaching are provided to all enrolled Lone Star College students at NO ADDITIONAL COST, no matter how many times you use the service.
In-person Academic Coaching sessions are held in the HUB II room on the 1st floor of the F building, just before you enter the library (room F-112).
Here are the current hours of availability for IN-PERSON Academic Coaching sessions:
|TUESDAYS||9am - 2pm|
|WEDNESDAYS||9am - 2pm|
|THURSDAYS||9am - 2pm|
|FRIDAYS||Not Currently Available|
If you are unable to attend an in-person appointment, we also offer Academic Coaching sessions online.
Here are the current hours of availability for ONLINE Academic Coaching sessions:
|TUESDAYS||10am - 1pm|
|THURSDAYS||10am - 1pm|
*For appointment requests outside the posted hours, please contact: MC-AcademicCoaching@lonestar.edu
To get started ...
All you will need to bring to your first session is an understanding of what areas you would like help in, any assignments or study materials you might have questions about, and a desire to improve. That's it!
Open Position | Coordinator III | 936.273.7494
Lead for STAR Center service desk operations, including hospitality, circulation services, reserve collection maintenance, and Conroe Center library services.
Rhonda Cox | Circulation Specialist III | 936.273.7462
BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston-Downtown; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery
Lead for evening STAR Center service desk operations, also supports collection maintenance, and provides technical support for public computer stations, patron printing, and student ID printing process.
Cole Williamson | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7091
MS Library Science, University of North Texas; BA, History, University of Houston
Subject Librarian for: Accounting, Administrative Services, Business, Computer Information Technology, Drafting, Economics, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, Land Surveying, Management, and Marketing.
Lauren Dubell | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7034
Master Library Science, San Jose State University; BA, History, California State University
Subject Librarian for: Astronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Business, Chemistry, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering, Geology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology.
Monica Cammack | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7487
Master Library Science, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
Subject Librarian for: Art, Automotive Technology, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Education, Humanities, Live Entertainment Technology, Machining, Math, Music, Professional Pilot, Visual Communications, and Welding.
Stefanie Anderson | Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor | 936.273.7020
Master Library Science, Texas Woman's University; BA, Psychology, Texas State University
Mozhgan Pourasadollah | Manager, Academic Support Services | 936.271.6216
MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University; BBA, University of Iran
Oversees subject and academic success skills tutoring, academic coaching, and desk services for all STAR Center spaces.
Yolanda Guimerans de Perarnau | Coordinator III | 936.271.6113
MSc, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; BA, Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Lead for subject tutoring, including scheduling and training. Also provides physics and math tutoring.
Adam Johnson | Coordinator III | 936.273.7414
Lead for academic success skills workshops and academic coaching.
Nathan Zingleman | Specialist IV | 936.272.7055
BS, Psychology, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery; AS, Lone Star College-Montgomery
Lead for writing tutoring and The Write Place.
Kara Castañon | Tutoring Specialist III | 936.273.7396
BA, English, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery
Lead for tutoring desk services, also provides academic coaching and writing tutoring.
Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm | Dean, Academic Affairs and Libraries | 936.273.7393
M.Ed., The George Washington University; MS/LIS, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; BA, Philosophy, The George Washington University
Oversees academic support services, including the STAR Center: Learning Center & Library, The Undergraduate Research Institute, Center for Civic Engagement, One Book One Campus, dual credit instructional support, and faculty professional development.
Steve Simon | Business Manager | 936.273.7453
BS, Texas A&M University
Lead for Academic Excellence Division human resources, budget, and administrative processes.