When asked why she chose to tutor, Caitlyn told the following story:
“Last semester I had to take statistics, and I remember being scared out of my mind because I had heard how hard it was going to be. Everyone around me was dreading taking the class as well. To my surprise, once I was in the class, I found statistics was fun, and I was doing pretty well in the class—all that worrying was for nothing. The semester was coming to an end, and I was pulling an ‘A’ in the class. The last week of class, as I was preparing for my final exam, I received a letter from the Center of Academic Achievement (CAA) asking if I would be interested in tutoring. I was completely shocked because I never thought of myself as a tutor. I decided to become a peer tutor.
Now, I have been tutoring almost a whole semester, and I absolutely love it. Tutoring has taught me many things like responsibility, confidence in myself, and patience. I also discovered that I learn better through teaching someone else, which has really improved my own study skills. I love the satisfaction of knowing that I am helping someone understand and conquer statistics. I feel that the people I have met and the friendships I have formed are the most important things I have gained from tutoring. I am really proud of myself for choosing to tutor other students, and look forward to future work at the CAA and the Tribal College Resource Center!”