Name: Alison Smith
Program: Nuclear Medicine
What attracted you to becoming a Peer tutor?
I tutored students during my university education and found it most rewarding. Having attended tutoring last year, I wanted to help my fellow students and provide them guidance about my experiences in the program.
How has tutoring helped you?
Tutoring has helped me become better at problem solving. I have also come to better appreciate the different ways we learn. Not all students learn the same way, so I have to think of different angles to approach each problem. This ensures I am changing the student’s perspective on the problem and finding a new method that they understand.
If you could give one piece of advice to a BCIT student what would it be?
Take time to reward yourself (exercising, watching a movie or getting some fresh air) after finishing assignments. It is a great way not only to relieve stress but also maintain a high level of concentration on each topic.
What would your dream job be when you leave BCIT?
My dream job would be to working as a full-time Nuclear Medicine technologist, hopefully with all of my classmates. I have made such great friends and will miss being around them everyday after we graduate.
If you had a free day, how would you spend it?
I enjoy baking. Whenever I have free time I like to try making extravagant desserts. My newest challenge is to try to make a croquembouche.
We hope Alison and her friends find their dream job as Nuclear Medicine technologists and are able to celebrate with a homemade croquembouche!