In Their Words: A Spotlight on Education Coaches
(They Can Help You Get Your Degree!)

Walmart has partnered with Guild Education to provide you with a choice of flexible online education programs designed to support working adults and prepare you for the jobs of the future. Earn a college degree for the equivalent of $1 per day, finish your high school diploma, or learn a language for free.


But did you know that as a student you can also take advantage of education coaching, from day one all the way through graduation? That’s right. We’re talking personalized coaching and support designed to keep you motivated, answer your questions, and help you get it all done.


Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite tips from Guild coaches to help you get started, stay on track, and be successful. Give them a read, then start your own education journey at!


Interested in asking your own questions? Feel free to set up some time to talk to a coach yourself! 

Know Your Why

“One of the most important things that you can do to stay successful for the long haul — is to understand why you’re doing this. Do you want to advance your career? Set an example for you kids? Whatever it is for you — keep that big picture in mind throughout your journey.”  Nicki S., Enrollment Coach

Start Small

“You don’t need to start with a full course load. If you want to get your feet wet with one course that’s totally fine. Our programs provide you with the choice to take as many or as few classes as you would like.” Kasey S., Enrollment Advisor

Plan It Out

“Use a calendar and map out your assignments and major due dates. To go an extra mile, I prefer to color code my main things--one color for work, one for family, one for fun, one for school, so it's easy to look at at a glance and know what's up.” Jonathan A., Student Success Advisor

Get Some Space

“Find 1-2 places outside of your own home that has secure, reliable wifi. It can be hard to do school work at home sometimes with family around and the temptation to procrastinate by watching TV or doing other legitimate life-maintenance things. Public libraries and coffee shops are great alternative school spots.” Anna P., Student Success Advisor

Ask Questions

“Your instructors and classmates are great resources. I think sometimes people feel hesitant to reach out to professors or students  they’ve never met — but the more questions and networking you can do, the better.” Mikayla M., Student Success Advisor

Go With the Flow

“Part of going to school is figuring out what you want to do in the first place. You don’t need to begin your college career knowing where you’re going to end up. If you go through this exercise and you still don’t know – that’s part of the joy of learning,” Scott R., Senior Education Coach 

Be Vulnerable

“It's ok to be vulnerable. Ask for help, advice or guidance from anyone you talk to at Guild. We LOVE helping our students and answering questions. It's exactly what we are here to do and we love doing it.” Molly G., Education Coach 

Stay in the Moment

“When life feels pretty hard, I often ask students to think of all of the things that are stressing them out in that moment or week. Then I ask them to think about which of those will matter in a year or two. Give them time to think. That helps frame our upcoming conversation about getting classwork done and setting goals, since education always ends up on the shortlist for the long-term.” Lee P., Student Success Advisor