Name: Aaron Rooke
Program: Geomatics Engineering Technology
What attracted you to becoming a Peer Tutor?
Peer tutoring is a great way to connect with other students in my program. It is a great opportunity to get to know students in other years that I might not otherwise interact with. It’s nice to be able to lend a helping hand based on all the effort I’ve put in to get here.
How has working as a Tutor helped you?
Peer tutoring is great because it gives me the opportunity to reinforce fundamental concepts that I learned in earlier years. Interacting with other students and going through concepts is a great way to deepen your knowledge of the subject matter. Also, being able to work together with other people to get to the bottom of a problem is an important skill to have. Tutoring is a great way to develop that.
If you could give one piece of advice to a BCIT student what would it be?
The most important thing that I’ve had to learn is how to manage my time well. When you are working, work hard. It is best to focus on one thing at a time and do that one thing well, rather than working amongst distractions. And then when you are not studying, be sure to disengage, relax and have fun.
What would your dream job be when you leave BCIT?
I think it would be great to work as a British Columbia Land Surveyor. I would be most interested in working at a firm that is big into research and development. I would love to be part of a group that is trying to figure out new ways to do things as technology and the problems that we face change.
If you had a free day, how would you spend it?
I would probably be going on an adventure, either hiking through a forest, or going on a fun bike ride! Either that or doing absolutely nothing, which is nice sometimes too.