After more than a decade of having only two certified learning coaches, the Learning Center finally has the funding to add a graduate student coach as part of a new pilot program.
Theresa Maitland and Kristen Rademacher have been coaching at UNC for more than 10 years, and said they are looking forward to expanding.
The Learning Center was one of 14 organizations that recently received grants from the Carolina Parents Council, and it was awarded the second largest grant amount of $10,000.
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Maitland said the center hopes to impact more undergraduate students while working within budgetary restraints. The graduate coaches will gain experience in education while costing the center less than a professional coach, she said.
Stephanie Miller, 2013-14 national co-chairwoman of the Parents Council, said the council was impressed with the Learning Center’s proposal to increase academic support for undergraduates through coaching because it coincided with the council’s objectives, she said.