Academic and Student Success

Peer Coach Program


The Peer Coach Program at Utah Tech University (UT) is designed to help first-year students transition into college life. Our goal is to assist every first-year student as they adapt to this new chapter in their life by working one-on-one with each student. Students involved in the Peer Coach Program can expect individualized support plans that highlight good time management skills, effective study strategies, getting involved, connection, utilizing campus resources, and managing stress.

Our Peer Coach Team is comprised of forty current UT students with representation from all seven colleges at the university. The Peer Coaches have demonstrated that they know what it takes to be successful in college and work with first-year students to ensure that they have the skills and resources necessary to be effective during their time at UT. Our Peer Coaches come from all walks of life and have unique perspectives gained through experience that have taught them valuable lessons necessary to get the most out of the college experience. Furthermore, every Peer Coach genuinely cares about each students’ success and will work tirelessly to see that every student finds a place at UT.

We realize that coming to college brings a new set of expectations and challenges that our students may or may not be fully prepared to navigate. UT’s Peer Coach Program ensures that every student has a support system and a mentor readily available on campus!

Go Trailblazers,

Matt Devore, MA
Director of Student Outreach Services


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College Reading & Learning Assoication

Phone: 414-908-4961


Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

All Peer Coaches are CRLA Certified.

CRLA-certified programs demonstrate high standards:

  • Certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ and peer educators’ successful work;
  • Certification sets professional standards of skill and training for tutors and peer educators;
  • Certification augments program credibility for administrators and institutions.

Matt Devore

Director of Student Outreach Services


Phone: 435-879-4652

Office: Browning 113

Tiffanee Suhaka

Peer Coach Coordinator


Office: Browning 109