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FDLTCC Student Interest Story


Associate's Degree in Human Services and Chemical Dependency                                                                               

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC)

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!”