Meet the Embedded Tutors

Cristian Hernandez

Psychology


 

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . about student clubs and open spaces available for students to meet new students and talk about any concerns or issues about anything.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to be more organized with my school schedule so I can balance between school work and time for myself in order to execute things on time.


Audrey Hilton

Psychology

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . where to get information about internships and research opportunities.

My best strategy for student success is . . . always communicate with your instructors when you want help. Most of them are very forgiving and want you to do well. Just ask!


Yvonne Hoang

Computer Science

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how to keep track of semester-long projects and assignments. Those really caught me off guard!

My best strategy for student success is . . . make study buddy friends! Even if you're in different classes, you can still keep each other on track. And it's always better to study with someone in the library.


David Luong

Software Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that upper division courses are much more demanding than lower division courses. It took me a while to learn how to manage my time properly.

My best strategy for student success is . . . always keep an eye on how you're doing in every class! Try to never fall behind, because if you do, it really takes a lot of effort to get back on track.


Sandya Manickam

Computer Engineering

 

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that study groups help out a lot, going into teacher's office hours are definitely worth it and students should not feel too intimidated to ask for help!

My best strategy for student success is . . . to learn at your own pace or learn based on your own style because there is no one right way to learn. Focusing on what you can do best and working on bettering those skills is one of the key factors to college success.


Saurabh Mithe

Computer Science

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that it is fine to not be fine in the beginning. Things can and will get better. Just keep hanging in there.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to keep on trying as hard as you can, and as many times as you can. There is nothing that cannot be achieved through persistent and dedicated efforts, mixed with a pinch of optimism and a positive outloook.


Roxanne Powell

MFA Creative Writing

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how different graduate school is from undergrad.

My best strategy for student success is . . . keeping a physical calendar up to date with social and school activities!


Katie Rennie

Psychology

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that people are so approachable here. I would have asked a lot more questions.

My best strategy for student success is . . . setting realistic goals and taking them on one at a time.


Valerie Truong

Design Studies

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that it is important to focus on the present. Some of us can get carried away with dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about life after graduation. Ultimately, these thoughts will only discourage and distract us from what is currently important. Encounter tasks one by one and enjoy the moment.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to set short term goals. Regardless of how small or big the goal is, this method constantly encourages us to make great efforts for each objective. Challenging ourselves is a good way to be successful students and individuals.


Toni Vera

Economics

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . about various programs such as Aspire, Peer Connections, etc, that really provide support for students both academically and financially.

My best strategy for student success is . . . time management and knowing your real priorities so you can put them first over anything else.


Denise Wayne

Applied Mathematics

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how many campus resources there were.

My best strategy for student success is . . . time management.