Meet the Peer Tutors

Jordon Bean

Rehan Ashraf

Computer Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . about resources like Peer Connections, the Student Health Center, and the computer labs.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to never miss a class!


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Krizia Billena

Public Health

 

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how to use the Spartan Scheduler.

My best strategy for student success is . . . remember to celebrate all achievements, whether big or small!


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Rachel Centeno

Kinesiology

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that I do not need to have my life perfectly planned out yet. College is the time to make connections, meet new people, experience new things, change our minds, and move out of our comfort zones so that those things will bring us closer to deciding what kind of future we want to have.

My best strategy for student success is . . . time management. It is a perfect way to make sure that there is a time for everything important. Whether it is for studying, work, social events, and/or leisure it is a great organizational skill to have in college.


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Jacky Cheng

Chemical Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . more about campus events and organizations. There were multiple times where I did not know about the existence of certain events and clubs until it was too late for me to participate.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to surround yourself with dependable friends who will be there for you through the ups and downs.


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Michele Collado

Biology

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . to get involved, form study groups, learn time management, and don't stress out too much.

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


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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.


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Seth Hutchinson

Mechanical Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how to get more involved in school activities and be a part of the campus community, and to seek help from others before my grades started dropping.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to find good hard working friends who will help you study. But also find time to unstress and enjoy the college experience.


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Richard Liang

Nutrition Science

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . what major to choose, what Greek Life is like, and housing advice.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to make memories.


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Denny Liu

Applied Mathematics

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that college was going to be really tough.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to have a study schedule and stick to it.


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Adrian Lucas

Mechanical Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how to get around campus better. 

My best strategy for student success is . . . time management. Being able to manage time efficiently will help you be prepared for classes and exams, be less stressed during the year, and allow you to plan out times for school and time for yourself.


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Joyce Lum

Management Information Systems

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . to get involved sooner.

My best strategy for student success is . . . Get involved. The people you meet will help you succeed.


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Andrea Luong

Business - Finance

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how quickly the semester moves! Dropping classes and other deadlines come at the start of the semester, unlike the middle in community college. Luckily I was able to do everything before deadlines by checking mySJSU constantly.

My best strategy for student success is . . . determination and perseverance. Hard work will never betray you!


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Raj Makda

Software Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that SJSU was a commuter school.

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


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Angel Martinez

Mathematics

My best strategy for student success is . . . searching for outside resources to help supplement your learning.


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Abbie McGarvey

English and Psychology

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . my way around campus better.

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


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Sonnan Naeem

Anthropology

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how to manage what classes to take efficiently and what to do if I didn't get a class I needed.

My best strategy for student success is . . . time management, practicality, efficiency.


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Grace Paul-Okpara

Industrial and Systems Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how and when to apply for scholarships.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to stay on top of school work.


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Sakeema Payne

Advertising

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how much I would miss home.

My best strategy for student success is . . . get out of your comfort zone. Take risks to achieve your goals.


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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.


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Kriti Srivastava

Biomedical Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that it is always better to approach on campus resources like peer tutoring than to struggle alone with academic doubts.

My best strategy for student success is . . . never settle on the idea of procrastinating. Review the topics prior to your professor's lecture on it. After the lecture look for the areas which you did not understand really well. Try reading those topics again and consult your professor and tutors to help you strengthen your weak points in academics.


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Jenil Thakker

Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . the varied resources offered on campus to facilitate academic progress and enhance overall college experience. Also, I wish I had known which classes I have to take in order to graduate on time and which professors would best suit my interests and understanding.

My best strategy for student success is . . . it is really important that you're passionate and interested in what you pursue in college. A lot of practice and time management also helps to perform well in your classes. Another strategy that I follow is having goals and challenging yourself to work harder. Homeworks or tests assigned to you may or may not be challenging but trying to push yourself will result in better academic results and personal growth. Lastly, whatever you learn, try to teach it to someone who doesn't know anything about the topic. Teaching a subject always strengthens your own understanding of the subject.


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Mary Tran

Child and Adolescent Development

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . about all the resources that we have available to help with the transition into college, not just the general resources, but also the department resources. For example, the language department and ChAD department both offer study and computer tech for their students in designated rooms.

My best strategy for student success is . . . self-confidence. Believing in myself allows me to continue pushing forward despite all of the hardships I face. When I maintain high self-esteem, I am able to focus and do well in my academics, while inspiring others to do the same.


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Zoher Yusufali

Communication Studies

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . more about the technological resources available on campus.

My best strategy for student success is . . . put in enough time and dedication into anything you set out to do,  and always think in an abstract and unconventional way.