Fall 2016 Biofire Peer Mentors
Our Peer Mentors have been carefully selected based on their high academic achievement and their ability to support their peers in their learning.
Birthday: March 11th
Major: Physiology and Neurobiology (Black Women’s Studies Minor)
Hometown: Born in Nigeria, Raised in Baltimore County
Intended Career Field: Medicine
Favorite Food: Plantains
Favorite Color: Purple
Fun Fact: I am a bandwagon Golden State Warriors fan.
Courses of Expertise: Math130/131, BSCI160/161, and BSCI 170/171
"Students should take advantage of tutoring because it is rarely available for upper-level classes. The ability for you to learn 'how to learn' this early on in your college career will make your other classes in the future easier to tackle. I am excited to help out with student learning and I hope that you are also excited. I believe that if students learn to ask their tutor questions, they will be less timid about asking professors in class."
Birthday: May 6th
Major: Physiology and Neurobiology
Hometown: Laurel, MD
Career Aspiration: Immunologist
Favorite Food: Chinese Food
Favorite Color: Green
Fun Fact: I love playing video games
Courses of Expertise: Chem231/232 and Math130/131
"Tutoring is not only for those who need help. It is a great way for individuals to stay on top of what they are learning."
Birthday: May 23rd
Hometown: Potomac, MD
Career Aspiration: Educator and Student (cause no one really graduates from being a learner!)
Favorite Food: Any fruit and the entire menu at Costco
Favorite Color: Blue and Yellow
Fun Fact: I love to tell alkynes of puns
Courses of Expertise: Math140/141/220/241 and Chem 131/146/231/237/247/271/276
"When sitting in a sea of students in a lecture hall, you are mostly taking in information as a passive learner. In tutoring, you quite contrastingly have an active role! By asking loads of questions or drawing graphs on the whiteboard, the tutoring sessions are commanded by not us tutors, but you! The advantages with tutoring is that you not only memorize, but make lasting connections from the course material in such a way that you would be blown away by what you are capable of."