When a student is struggling academically, one of the best services we can offer is to sit-down with them one-on-one to find out exactly what can be improved. At the Dennis Learning Center, we’ve had the pleasure of offering this service to students for many years. Students of all ages, departments, and levels can use our booking system to meet directly with our coaches and get strategies specific to what they’re going through.
As demand for this service has continued to grow, we’ve needed to expand our capacity to meet with students, especially graduate and professional, whose schedules often lack flexibility. To help meet this demand and better serve the students here at the Ohio State University, we’ve brought on a new academic coach, Trevion Henderson, hired specifically to work with our graduate and professional student body.
Inspired by work he did during his undergraduate career here at Ohio State with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Trevion comes to us from the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program where he’s pursuing his MA as well as working as a Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE). He’s deeply interested in factors related to teaching methods and student motivation that specifically help students in Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) find success. Trevion was himself a Computer Science and Engineering major in undergrad prior to finding a greater passion for education. His long-term goal is to “pursue a PhD in Education Policy with hopes of positively impacting education on a national scale.”
Given his love for helping others and his diverse experience in both education and STEM related areas, Trevion has quickly become an excellent member of the team, allowing us to offer coaching services to more students than we could have otherwise. On his experience so far Trevion notes, “I like helping students because I can personally understand the challenges they face, the keys to overcoming those challenges, and the incredible excitement, joy, and relief when they accomplish their goals.”
The Dennis Learning Center is proud to have a team of students helping students, of peers who truly understand what those they’re helping are going through. It’s finding exceptional students like Trevion that allows us to continue with this model and extend the capacity for students at Ohio State to get the help they need to be successful.
Check out the rest of our team at our staff page.