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Services & Support

Academic Coaching

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) has long wished to offer additional academic support for our students. With our move to the Student Resource Center located in the 5400 Building on the Foothill Campus, we are now able to provide academic coaching services.

The DRC received a generous grant from a donor who wanted her contribution to the Disability Resource Center to enhance student academic opportunities and increase success and persistence as students complete their coursework and move toward graduation and transfer.

The Foothill Academic Coaching Team (FACT) is composed of two Master’s level students from a local university.

Meet Our Current Team

Bianca Melendez
  • Graduate student at SJSU, Counseling Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, SJSU
  • Experience working with special needs clients and their family
  • Understanding and energetic
  • Enjoys spending time with family, hiking, fitness, and trying new foods
Bianca Melendez
Mayra Aguilera
  • Graduate student at SJSU, Counseling Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Sacramento State University
  • Encouraging and cheerful
  • Loves to eat, travel and hanging out with her dog
Mayra Aguilera

 

FACT will work with students with disabilities on a one-to-one basis and also offer a series of workshops in the following areas:

  • Time management
  • Self-advocacy
  • Short and long term planning
  • Note-taking and study skills
  • Organization
  • Test preparation
  • Reduction of test anxiety
  • Utilization of technology
  • Stress reduction
  • School, life and work balance

FACT members are supervised by DRC Academic Counselors and each coach is available to work with students once or twice a week in the 5400 Building. 

Please refer students by calling Janet Weber at 650.949.7102 or email her for more information at weberjanet@fhda.edu.

To further facilitate student educational success and empowerment, FACT has created a blog which will be available to all interested Foothill students. 

The blog, The Coaches’ Playbook, will introduce our coaches, include useful academic tips and techniques, share session vignettes and offer helpful take-a-ways from student sessions and workshops.  We hope the blog will add to our student's academic success and make their college learning experience more enjoyable.

Here is the direct link to the FACT blog: http://foothillacademiccoaching.blogspot.com/

Students are encouraged to check The Coaches’ Playbook often.

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