What Professors are saying...
"Jim is a very dedicated Coach. He is exceptionally helpful and works with me to assure all educational obligations are delivered in a respectful and thorough manner."
-Faculty at Florida International University (CMBA Program)
"I have recently worked with Larry a lot in the last few starts. He is very easy to work with. He is very independent and I rarely hear from his students with issues. His grades are right on target with what is expected. Overall, he is an asset."
-Faculty at Ohio University (RN to BSN Program)
"Cindy is great. I enjoy working with her every single time. She is organized, thorough and efficient, and really makes the faculty's job much easier."
-Faculty at Ohio University (RN to BSN Program)
"Excellent coach, extremely experienced, tech savvy, cool mannered, student-respected."
-Faculty at U of TX - Pan American (MBA Program)
"Gloria is an excellent coach. She adheres to the program performance expectations and is efficient in her role."
-Faculty at U of TX - Arlington (Graduate Education Program)
"Karen was an excellent coach. I have worked with her for over a year and we know each other's strengths and weaknesses and can provide a good balance."
-Faculty at U of TX - Arlington (MSN Program)
"Cindy was fantastic to work with! She needed very little explanation from me, but was quick to send me an email if something needed my attention. It was mentioned more than once that she helped the other coaches in finding items in Blackboard or explaining how to complete a particular task. In grading assignments, she felt like an extension of myself."
-Faculty at U of AR - Little Rock (Undergraduate/Pre-Req Course)
"Very professional. Did everything that was asked before the deadline and had excellent suggestions."
-Faculty at U of AR - Little Rock (Graduate Education Program)
"It was a pleasure to work with James. He has been an incredible resource for me. He is great about keeping in contact, working with students, keeping up with grading assignments and providing excellent continuing feedback on the students.
With the large number of students in this term's section of Political Communication, I don't know how I could have kept up without him. Truly, he is really an asset to your company and our program.
I look forward to hopefully being able to work with James in the future."
-Faculty at Lamar University
"Thank you so much for all the help you provided for our students this semester. You are wonderful! We were very fortunate to have you all on our team."
"Thank you is too simple to say for your support this semester. I have enjoyed working with you both and look forward to our association in the future. I have enjoyed our chats as well."
"I can't thank you enough for your help! I couldn't have gotten through this class without your help."
"I would also love to keep Rosie as IA for my summer course(s) if she will have me!! She has been INCREDIBLE and I think that she and I could seriously power through the summer term now that we have worked with each other on this SP term and know each other a bit."
"Cassie has been efficient, professional, student-centered, consistent, reliable, responsive, and proactive. I don’t think I could ask for a better TA!"
What Students are saying...
"I worked with Academic Coaches in my Master’s degree program. I was impressed by the difference between this experience and the one I had as an undergraduate, usually working simply with the instructor and a teaching assistant at the university. One in particular was particularly instrumental in my decision to pursue a doctoral program. Her presence was always positive, feedback structured, and above all, I learned a great deal from her comments on my writing assignments. I never had the same instructor twice, but I had the same Academic Coach several times.”
"Thank you so much for all of your patience and hard work. You have been excellent in grading our papers, posting our grades, and keeping us abreast of any changes going on. You have played a crucial role in making this online experience successful for me. Thank you once again!"
"As the end is so near, I wanted to thank you so much for all of your encouragement, help and support through the practicum and the other classes you have been in with me. You are so positive and helpful. I am not sure if you went through this program but there is a lot of uncertainty and you helped put that to rest. Thank-you for taking the time to really make a difference. I wish you the greatest success in your future."
"Having completed my Master’s in Nursing degree online, I know the value of an academic
coach. I have first-hand experience with how much clearer a course can be with a quality,
compassionate coach and I know how difficult it can also become without this support."
"I wanted to thank you for all of your help in this class. It was a struggle for many I know. I especially had difficulty with the APA style. I know I could not have passed this course much less with a B if it wasn't for you. Thank you so much!"
"I wanted to take the time to THANK YOU for all of your help and informative feedback throughout this class. I started out pretty concerned about my success in the class and you were always so helpful and reassuring. This has been one of the most rewarding classes, and I am truly grateful for your help. You have been the most helpful coach I have had."
"What I received from the Academic Coaches in my program were consistency, kindness, positivity, prompt helpful answers and feedback that helped me improve as a student and as an educator. What I received was so helpful during my program that I would like to give that experience back to students.”
"I wanted to thank you for all your help and encouragement this past semester in the CRIJ 4330 Police Problems class. It means so much that you take the time to provide constructive criticism, as well as praise for a job well done. Your actions made me want to excel in this class to earn your academic respect.
Thank you again for all you do for me and for the rest of the students who are privileged to have you as an instructional assistant."
What Coaches are saying...
"I absolutely enjoy working for Instructional Connections. I have been working for Instructional Connections since 2013 and I started out as an Academic Coach as a way to fulfill my desire to teach in an online nursing program. In a short time, I have been given the opportunity to promote within the company, advancing my role from Academic Coach to Coordinating Coach, to now being a Lead Coach for two partner Universities!! Even as a Lead Coach, I still work as an Academic coach for an online RN/BSN program where I love working with the students and making a difference as they advance through the nursing program. Instructional Connections gives me the opportunity to be in a lead role as well as maintaining the academic coach role so I can still hold on to what I love the most - coaching and working with students!! It's a great place to work and it's a company that fosters teamwork and professional growth!!"
"I have enjoyed working with Instructional Connections."
"I've worked for Instructional Connections since 2009 and have loved every minute! I've learned the opportunity to work with future counselors and educational leaders is just as important as working with students. I love Higher Education and Instructional Connections gave me the experience needed to work on the next level. If you have a passion for K-12 or Higher Education, Instructional Connections is for you!"
"I am having a wonderful experience in the leadership program. I have taught this very course and am thoroughly enjoying learning about the students."
"I started with Instructional Connections several years ago as a way to fufill my desire to introduce others to the world of science and once again play a role in academics. As a professional wildlife biologist, my career has given me a substantial amount of insight and understanding beyond what is learned in the classroom, and now I have the opportunity to enhance student's experiences and assist academic professionals with their online courses by sharing real world wisdom. Many of the students share common ground with me, balancing families and work schedules. I never expected to be able to reach as many students as I have thanks to my involement with this company. Rewarding on many levels, I now serve as a Vertical Lead Coach, and look forward to every new semester!"