|SARASOTA, Fla. (June 09, 2020) – As college students continue to navigate the online learning environment, the University of South Florida has added new services to help them achieve even greater success. USF recently introduced Success and Wellness Coaching, providing students with invaluable resources to cope with the pressures they face, such as balancing work and academics or managing relationships. This short-term, action-oriented initiative complements existing wellness services at the Sarasota-Manatee campus to assist students with any area of improvement: health, wellness, relationships, time management and others. “Our coaching program involves a personalized approach to help students achieve success in various aspects of their lives in order to improve their wellbeing holistically,” said Allison Dinsmore, assistant director of student success at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Visit the Success and Wellness Coaching site to quickly sign up, connect with a life coach and start receiving valuable services. Note, due to COVID-19, all coaching sessions will be conducted by phone or Microsoft Teams. We are here to help you through these times and want to be an ally for your success. This is not counseling and does not involve a long-term commitment. USF Success and Wellness coaches are equipped with the skills and knowledge to help students explore their strengths, find their motivation and choose the right tools for success. “Students who have used this service have seen great success in reaching their goals in academics, personal life and their careers,” Dinsmore added. USF Sarasota-Manatee campus students requiring counseling, including clinical and group counseling, can visit https://www.ncf.edu/cwc/counseling-services/ to arrange to speak with a counselor. USF Sarasota-Manatee students also have access to two new tutoring programs offered at no additional charge. TutorMe, a 24/7 online tutoring service, was launched in mid-May to connect students and tutors virtually. TutorMe users can develop working relationships with tutors, access writing labs and enable such features as virtual whiteboards and document and screen sharing. In addition, USF has introduced expanded access to online tutoring through Smarthinking. Students at all three USF campuses can use their NetID to sign-on to the Smarthinking tutoring platform, connect with a tutor and quickly tap into a wide range of subject material. “USF continues to provide leadership by focusing on students’ wellbeing and academic success,” said Brett Kemker, regional vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at USF Sarasota-Manatee. “Our students are here because of their intelligence. We are supplying our students with state-of-the-art tools to help them excel in their courses – a powerful, winning combination.”###|
|About the University of South Florida |
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.