Here at the CLAS, we are able to offer tutoring, drop in services, and study groups for almost any subject because of the great tutors who work here. In addition to their own classes and schoolwork, our tutors are dedicated to helping their peers achieve academic success. Tutors and tutees collaborate to solve problems, prepare for exams, and build study skills. A session is often beneficial for both students, as they learn and gain valuable insight from each other. This blog post will introduce you to Jake Duggan, a Suffolk senior and a finance and ISOM tutor, who told us about his experience as a first year tutor.
1. What is the best thing about being a CLAS tutor?
"There are a lot of things I like about being a CLAS tutor, but probably the most useful is the fact that tutoring sessions greatly benefit me as well the student. For me, refreshing my knowledge on the courses I've taken in the past is really helpful."
2. What do you think your biggest challenge is as a Suffolk University student?
"The work/life balance is always the biggest challenge. In this case work would be school. There are so many things to do in Boston that it is very easy to get distracted, but you have to stay focused on your studies."
3. What academic advice would you give your freshman year self?
"Work harder to find what you like to do earlier. You will regret it when you are taking upper level classes in courses that don't interest you."
4. What is your favorite memory at CLAS so far?
"It is great to see a student who appreciates your help. When the topic clicks for the student you can tell, and it is great to be a part of that."
5. Tell us 2 random/fun facts about you!
-"I am a student athlete at Suffolk, playing tennis."
-"I love to travel and see nature. This summer, I went on a western road trip where I went to 4 national parks (Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone)."
Finance and ISOM are only a few of the subjects tutored here at the CLAS. If you'd like some help as finals week slowly approaches, make an appointment with Jake or one of our other awesome tutors by calling 617-573-8034 today!