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The Academic Skills Coach strives to provide an environment conducive to and supportive of student-athletes’ academic success at Penn State Mont Alto. The Academic Skills Coach works closely with Varsity Sport Coaches, the Athletics department, and Faculty to create a bridge between academics and athletics.
The Academic Skills Coach offers one-on-one Learning Specialist appointments to all student-athletes in the areas of:

  • Study methods
  • Test-taking
  • Note-taking
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Communication with Professors
  • Missed class expectations and responsibilities
  • General computer skills
  • Scheduling and Advising
  • Academic Goals

In addition to meeting with students-athletes, the Academic Skills Coach also:

  • Monitors the Varsity Sports study hall program
  • Assists with weekly progress reports
  • Distributes class excuse forms
  • Holds team meetings with all Varsity Sport teams
  • Tracks the academic progress of student-athletes
  • Attends and presents at various workshops

Contact information:
Heather Diritto
Academic Skills Coach
To schedule an appointment: