Marcus T. Epps is the Coordinator of Academic Coaching & Tutoring Services from Buffalo NY. Epps job involves helping mentors, tutors, and teaching assistants understand that impacting the success of other students involves much more than being a “good” student themselves. The Pinnacle had an opportunity for a Q and A with Epps. Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Marcus Epps Discusses Helping Students Succeed
You’ve officially made it! Some of you may have just finished your first semester of college and others may have just finished their last; however, regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, there’s one last thing you should be aware of… Continue reading Winter Break: Survival of the Fittest
Dear Summer Vacation,
I know that in the past we’ve shared great experiences trying to rid ourselves of school related stress and everything we were taught… but I have a confession to make. I really can’t believe I’m about to say this…but… If I’m going to have a smooth transition into this fall semester, we need to redefine our relationship and its boundaries. I’m sorry, but you’ll be happy to know that it’s not you, it’s me. I’m sure that you’ll rebound quickly and find someone else to be with, but it’s time for me to do what’s in my best interest.
Responsible College Student
With final exams in the imminent future, some of you may be experiencing a slight case of PTSD thinking back to the life-draining nature of midterms. Well, I’m here to tell you that in many respects, final exams can/should be much less stressful than your midterms were. Continue reading The Final(s) Stretch: Why Finals are Easier than Midterms
When I first tell them, college students find it hard to believe that after classes, studying, eating, sleeping, clubs/teams, and grooming, they can still have between 20-40 hours of time each week solely to themselves without having to worry about any of the above. Where is all of that time going? Continue reading Time Management: 6 Steps for Creating a Weekly Schedule
Being an academic coach is a role that many people within student support services fill and don’t even realize it. Continue reading 4 Themes of Good Academic Coaching
Remember that huge packet that you received the first day of class, detailing the entire semester? The one that you probably stuffed in a folder to await incineration? Well, that packet is a syllabus and it is your professors way of not having to remind you that you have homework due tomorrow. Continue reading Always Check the Syllabus
Study spots are those special places that you go whenever you need to buckle down and get your work done. Continue reading The Importance of a “Study Spot”
Sending emails will eventually become second nature to you. However, in the meantime, don’t make common mistakes that will label you as “unprofessional”.
Continue reading The Basics: Email Etiquette