Name: Christine Shea
Program: Technical Writing
What attracted you to becoming a Peer tutor?
BCIT is actually my alma mater! I graduated from the Broadcast Communications – Television program, class of 2002, so I’m really excited to be able to work here in some capacity. Also, I might have a genetic predisposition to becoming a tutor, as both of my parents were teachers.
How has tutoring helped you?
Because I’m primarily working with the ISEP students, I am forever being reminded of what a messy, irrational language English can be and I am very grateful that I learned it as my first language. I am constantly in awe of anyone who attempts to learn English as an additional language, so each tutoring session truly inspires me.
If you could give one piece of advice to a BCIT student what would it be?
BCIT will push you to your limits, but you’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of. Apply this determination to all aspects of your life and the sky will be the limit! Unless, of course, you end up being an astronaut; then your limit will be well beyond the sky. 🙂
What would your dream job be when you leave BCIT?
To be the world’s most eminent technical writer, if that can be a thing. I chose technical writing because I believe it is a career that will offer endless challenges and learning opportunities, both of which I crave.
If you had a free day, how would you spend it?
I grew up cross-country skiing, and I’ve always wanted to try biathlon (cross-country skiing + shooting targets), which I’ve heard you can try in Whistler. So I’d probably take a lesson in that, followed by some hot chocolate someplace. 🙂
We’re glad Christine has decided to continue her studies at BCIT as well as helping others in the Writing Centre.