Name: Andrea Hoegler
Program: Sustainable Resource Management
What attracted you to becoming a Peer tutor?
I have always had an interest in teaching. Prior to coming to BCIT, I worked as an ESL teaching assistant in a middle school and also tutored adults who had not completed high school. Having not yet worked with people in my own age group or at the post-secondary level, I saw peer tutoring as a new challenge and exciting opportunity.
How has tutoring helped you?
Tutoring has definitely made me realize that all students have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning, and it has even helped me to recognize my own. As both a student and tutor at BCIT, I have also really learned to appreciate working with and helping others to achieve common goals.
If you could give one piece of advice to a BCIT student what would it be?
Manage your time well, and get some rest!
What would your dream job be when you leave BCIT?
I’m still figuring out what my dream job is, but I’m hoping to work in the field of urban forestry and/or environmental education and outreach.
If you had a free day, how would you spend it?
Hiking, followed by eating lots of sushi!
Andrea can definitely help you develop your writing skills. To book an appointment, visit the Writing Centre online.