Meet the Embedded Tutors

Jordon Bean

Jennifer Banh

Animation

 

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that being in college is a lot like entering a professional environment. Many times, our classmates and friends will be the people we work with in the future so it's always good to work together to help each other out and do your best on school assignments as if they were something trusted to you on a job. At the same time, I'd also keep in mind that school is still a safe place to experiment with new ideas and that making mistakes firsthand is the best way to learn because it lets you know and remember what needs to be fixed.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to set up a system for getting out of your comfort zone. Big assignments can be split up into parts such as creating an outline, first draft and final version for a paper on separate days so it doesn't become too overwhelming. Good habits can also be started very small, such as simply deciding to show up at the gym on certain days and can be gradually grown bit by bit everyday.


Jordon Bean

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.


Jordon Bean

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.


Jordon Bean

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!


Jordon Bean

Sana Rahim

Business Administration - Marketing

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . about all of the resources available to me as a student.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to truly engage with course material and visit your professors' office hours at least once per semester.


Jordon Bean

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.


Jordon Bean

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.


Jordon Bean

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.


Jordon Bean

Brooke Whiting

Communication Studies

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how far in advance I should start studying.

My best strategy for student success is . . . always have a goal to reach for and you will most likely try harder.