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Northeast Center Peer Coaching Program

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THIS SITE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE AS THE NEC PEER COACHING PROGRAM IS UNDERGOING AN OVERHAUL INTO A COLLEGE WIDE PROGRAM. Please contact Dr. Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein, Dean of Academic and Instructional Services for more information.






The NEC Peer Coaching Program

is a FREE service offered through the

Northeast Center Office of Academic Support


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CRLA Certification Materials


Conference Presentations

Are you a NEC student who is:

  • Having difficulty balancing work, home, and classes?
  • Having trouble understanding your course materials?
  • Wanting to improve your study skills and learning strategies?
  • Finding it confusing navigating your way around the ESC resources like MyESC and the Library? 

...then the Peer Coaching Program can help you find the strategies and resources you need to achieve your academic goals.


What is a Peer Coach?: A peer coach is an alumna/us or a current student (undergraduate or graduate) trained to guide and encourage other students in improving their academic performance and developing as life-long learners. 


What do Peer Coaches Do?:  Peer coaches assist students by focusing on enhancing general study skills, tutoring in specific content areas, navigating through college resources, and developing study strategies within their Areas of Study. 


Peer coaches work in both face-to-face and virtual environments.  They are trained by the staff of the NEC Office of Academic Support following internationally recognized certification standards set forth by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) for peer tutors.  Peer Coaches work as volunteers, work-study, or practicum students.


Click here for a video introduction to the Peer Coaching Program.

Click here for a series of videos discussing the benefits of the Peer Coaching Program.



Request a Peer Coach

Available for current Northeast Center (NEC) students at SUNY Empire State College

or students from other centers or colleges taking studies with NEC faculty/staff.



Become a Peer Coach

Click the link to see the full list of eligibility requirements, but in general a peer coach is an alumna/us, a current undergraduate or graduate student who can be a volunteer, be paid through workstudy (if eligible), or earn credit as a practicum (intern) student.



Recommend a Peer Coach

In order to recommend a peer coach, you must be a current instructor or mentor at Empire State College.





Peer Coach Training


Practicum Materials and Resources 



Closed Captioning for this video comes from Youtube's services.

An updated transcript and closed captioning is available upon request and will be added to the video in early 2014.


Contact Sarah Spence-Staulters '09

     Peer Coaching Program Coordinator in the Office of Academic Support 

          PHONE     (518) 783-6203  x5948 

          EMAIL      NECPeer.Coaches@esc.edu 

          US MAIL 

Peer Coaching Program

Office of Academic Support

SUNY Empire State College – Northeast Center

21 British American Blvd.

Latham, NY 12110



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