Through academic coaching, tutoring, and the Touchstone class, the Student Success team helps students to excel in classes and develop the skills that sustain life-long learning.
Welcome from the Director
In Student Success, our goal is that every student at King’s will be equipped for learning and thriving in college. We love partnering with King’s students one-on-one as they work toward their academic goals, from first-year students to seniors, and we offer small group tutoring for many classes at King’s. In our seminars, students learn to re-imagine approaches to coursework, exams, and the responsibilities of college life. We also equip Faculty Assistants and House Scholars to offer valuable peer support.
What We Do
We offer year-round academic advising to help students align their academic programs to their long-term goals. Students may also bring questions regarding change of major, four-year plans, degree audits, and study abroad opportunities to the Director of Academic Advising Danise Stokeld.Sign Up
The King’s College seeks to assure equal opportunity for access to and participation in all College courses, examinations, activities, and services.Learn More
You can receive free individual peer tutoring by contacting the faculty assistant for your course (usually listed on the syllabus). Email Dr. Jennifer Tharp for questions.Ask a Question
We offer individual coaching sessions to help students develop a vision for their future, manage their resources well, and skillfully set goals. These sessions last 30-45 minutes. Subsequent meetings are determined case-by-case.Get Coaching
Touchstone: Designing Your Life at King’s is a one-credit elective course designed for first-year students at The King’s College to strategically support their transition into the King’s experience. Some topics covered in Touchstone include choosing a major, becoming aware of strengths and weaknesses, and solving problems creatively.email for more info
King’s 101 provides first-year students with accurate and timely information to assist in a smooth transition to college. Throughout the year we will be posting content to help students make the most of the learning experience and to re-imagine their approaches to managing coursework, preparing for exams, and discerning how to navigate their academic responsibilities.see more
“The design thinking principles I learned in Touchstone really helped with getting things done! The course gave me a sense of direction which is hard to find in the beginning of college life.”
“This class gave me the time to set goals for my college career and dream big picture. Now that I have this big picture, I can find smaller steps to achieve my goal. Touchstone also encouraged me to reframe my mindset to not limit my perceived intellect.”
“Touchstone gave me practical methods and tips that set me up for success at King’s and beyond. I now have a solid method for trying out prototypes that will boost my productivity.”
“The Touchstone course teaches design thinking and how to apply it to your own personal needs. The lessons I learned directly apply to all time management and organization opportunities and are broad enough to connect to any class, which I love! 10/10 would recommend.”