Academic Coaching

Our Vision

Coaching is a collaboration between an Academic Coach and a student in which the student creates an action plan to achieve academic goals. Coaches can help you sort through the challenges that may be preventing your academic success, such as goal-setting, time management, academic and social balance, academic performance, study skills, organization, motivation, and connecting with resources.

Academic Coaching is available on the second floor of the Academic Skills Center, building 23 at the Fort Omaha campus. Their services are available to currently enrolled students.

Debra Holst
To Schedule an appointment
Your coach: Student-oriented, motivated, and a passionate MCC faculty member for fourteen years, Deb Holst, M.S., has earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics with a Specialization in Human Development and Family Rehabilitation and a Master of Science in Family Science. Her expertise and demonstrated leadership in the areas of college success strategies, human relations skills, student empowerment, and program coordination and development has made her a natural fit for Academic Coaching. Deb’s overall mission is to promote a positive learning environment, encourage a love of learning, and lay the foundation for lifelong learning.

Kerry Johnson

To schedule an appointment:
Your coach:  Kerry Johnson graduated with her bachelor’s degrees in Writer’s Workshop and Secondary Education before starting her full time work in education and human services. She enjoys helping others with self-advocacy, motivation and reaching goals. Trying to balance school, home and work can be stressful. With a network of support, Kerry believes students can be successful in all levels of education and life. Kerry enjoys helping students to identify their strengths so they can become a more productive, organized and confident in school.  When she isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family (which includes a menagerie of pets) and volunteering with a local dog rescue