Academic Coaching and Support

Academic coaching is available to assist students with the academic skills necessary to be successful in graduate theological education at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Academic coaching is free and available to every Wake Divinity graduate student.

Our Academic Skills Instructor, Khelen Kuzmovich, is available to assist with writing and editing papers, reading and study skills, time management, and more. She can meet with students throughout the week over Zoom, on the phone, or through email.

When contacting the Academic Skills Instructor:

Typically, you should contact the Academic Skills Instructor at least a week before an assignment is due. Allow up to 72 hours for papers to be read.

Submit written assignments as a Google doc. Always include the assignment instructions as given by the instructor. Also include what kind of help you are seeking.

Please use the resources available below to self-edit and proofread your paper before submitting it.

If you need a weekend appointment or for a paper to be read over the weekend, you must let the Academic Skills Instructor know by 12 noon on Friday.

Contact: kuzmovk@nullwfu.edu

  • Helpful Resources and Links
  • WFU Learning Assistance Center

    The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) provides study skills training and counseling.  Students can learn to read critically, take notes effectively, manage their time, improve their motivation, increase their reading speed, and prepare for tests.

    Assistance is provided through counseling and individual and group tutoring.

    Students with a wide range of learning and other documented disabilities may also receive academic support, training, and advocacy through the Learning Assistance Center.

    Learning Assistance Center Website

  • WFU Writing Center

    The Writing Center @ Wake Forest University offers students a relaxed and welcoming place to discuss writing and the writing process with trained peer tutors. The Center is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable Wake Forest undergraduate and graduate students who act as an audience for students’ writing; they work by asking questions to help students discover what they want to say and determine whether they have effectively communicated what they intended to say. Because everyone writes differently, we tailor our help to meet each student’s needs.

    Tutors do not evaluate, correct, proofread, or edit student assignments; our main goal is to help students become confident critical readers of their own writing. We provide consultation during every stage of the writing process, including:

    • Generating ideas and settling on a topic
    • Organizing ideas in a paper
    • Developing support for arguments
    • Composing more effectively
    • Learning to revise drafts
    • Learning to identify and correct errors in grammar and punctuation

    Generally speaking, the earlier in the writing process that a student visits us, the more useful and productive their tutorial session(s) will be. Many students find they have the most success working with us when they come to the Writing Center as soon as they have received a writing assignment. Students may make appointments online, by phone (336.758.5768), or by visiting us in Z. Smith Reynolds Library Room 426 during our hours of operation (10:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday; 7:00 – 9:00pm, Sunday – Thursday).

    Writing Center Website