Christine Ho is in her fifth season as a Learning Specialist at Cal, and her first as the Learning Specialist Coordinator. She entered the job in 2012 when the football Academic Progress Rate was the lowest in the Pac-12. Ho’s efforts, along with the rest of the academic staff, have helped the football program improve to a near perfect score. She has been a part of rebuilding a positive academic culture and structure for student-athletes. She played a vital role in developing the Learning Specialist position at Cal and in her current role, Ho assists in on-boarding, supporting, and coordinating Learning Specialists.
Ho also acts as the Athletic Study Center liaison with the Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) and supports student-athletes in time-management, organization, reading, writing, test-taking strategies, note-taking and learning strategies through individual weekly meetings. She leads incoming skills assessments for new students to measure learning styles, strengths, and areas of concern and creates learning plans for students based on their academic needs and personal goals.
Prior to coming to Cal, Ho served as an Academic Coach at USC from 2011-12 where she worked with students with learning disabilities and ADHD on developing academic skills. Before that position, Ho was a tutorial coordinator at USC. Her role in that capacity included oversight of tutorial staff as well as delivering weekly learning enrichment workshops, which covered topics of time management, organization, test-preparation, note-taking and writing strategies for groups of 5-10 students.
During her time as an undergraduate at Cal, Ho served as undergraduate teaching assistant for the Graduate School of Education, a study strategies peer mentor and a senior writing tutor for the Student Learning Center, and she was a mentor at the Transfer, Re-Entry and Student-Parent Center.
Ho also coached at California Gold Gymnastics from 2003-05 in Escondido, Calif.
Ho received her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Language & Power in Education from Cal in 2010 and her Master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from USC in 2012. She was accepted into the Professional Development Institute at the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics in 2013 and received her certification as a Learning Specialist.
LAST UPDATED: May 19, 2016