The REACH Program offers ESU students who are struggling academically with the necessary academic resources designed to develop learning strategies and self-regulation skills leading to academic success/attainment.

Students who participate in R.E.A.C.H. work with an academic advisor and a success coach to develop the necessary strategies to achieve academic success.

R.E.A.C.H. is the only academic program on campus that assists students who have experienced academic challenges.

R.E.A.C.H. provides assistance with general course selection, explanation of degree requirements, and assistance in achieving satisfactory academic progress.

Student Resources After hours (5:00 p.m.) Support

Setting Goals

Smart Goals are a great way to outline what you want to accomplish!

  • Short-term are things you need to complete today!
  • Long-term are things you need to complete within one week!
  • Reward yourself after the completion of each goal.
  • Make a plan-to-do list.
  • Speak your goals out loud!
  • Remind yourself why you are doing this!
  • Reward yourself afterward! You deserve it!
  • Types of Motivation:
    • Intrinsic
      • People are internally motivated to do something because it either brings them pleasure, they think it is important, or they feel that what they are learning is significant
    • Extrinsic
      • When a student is compelled to do something or act a certain way because of factors external to him or her (like money or good grades)
  • What interferes with Motivation?
    • Depression from feeling overburdened with class work
    • Homesickness, troubles adjusting to life changes
    • Peer pressure to resist studying
    • Personal relationships and family
    • Good and bad
    • Unclear career goals
Stay Focused
  • Develop a study plan.
  • Just say no to distractions:
    • To your friends.
    • To the things that will take you away from studying.
    • Ignore the Notifications!!
  • Write down three things you want to accomplish today.
  • Clear your surrounding area of all distractions.
  • Call a friend for encouragement.
  • Take a short, timed break.
Stressed and Overwhelmed? Try this
  • Prioritize your tasks by putting first things first.
  • Set the mood:
  • Go to a quiet place.
  • Have good lighting.
  • Organize your study.
  • Get enough sleep.

Tools for academic success

Academic Coaching – A one-on-one academic coaching session

Grade Recovery – Learn how to improve your grades and raise your GPA

Peer Educators- Work with peers to improve your academic skills

Social/Cultural Support- Social support available through clubs and student organizations

S.A.P (Satisfactory Academic Progress)- Support in regaining or maintaining financial aid eligibility

Tutoring- Help students with their coursework

Beverlyn Grace-Odeleye
Assistant Professor, Director of R.E.A.C.H. Advising Program
(570) 422-3508
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall
Eric Lee
Academic Success Coach - R.E.A.C.H. Advising Program
(570) 422-3409
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall

Contact Us

The Department of Academic Success provides the diverse student population of ESU with support, opportunities and academic programs to enhance engagement; to support transition to the university; to encourage life-long learning; and to foster academic achievement and degree completion.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Rosenkrans East
(570) 422-3164
(570) 422-3898 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Associate Professor/Department Chair
Kelly L. McKenzie
(570) 422-3741