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Claudette Zolkowski
Aug 18, 2015

Students help students in b-school academic assistance program

Aug 18, 2015 by Claudette Zolkowski

What’s one of the best ways to gain a better understanding of course material? Help from a fellow student who has successfully completed the course.


For classes in accounting, economics, finance, mathematics, and quantitative methods, the School of Business Administration offers free peer-to-peer academic assistance.


“What better help can you have than someone who is on the same career path as you, who had the same classes, and thoroughly knows the material?” said Paulina Pappas (Pre-business, ‘18), a student who received peer assistance for her ECN 202 last winter.


Her peer advisor, Joey Wysocki, (Finance, ‘17) said “the greatest tool we offer students is being able to provide a fresh perspective on the course material.” On top of helping fellow students, Wysocki said that students who take advantage of the peer-to-peer assistance program gain valuable information about course selection and extracurricular involvement.


Students seeking assistance aren’t the only ones who benefit. Wysocki said his understanding of the core business course information greatly increased since he began helping fellow students, “just from having to learn it enough that I could teach it.”


Applications for advisor positions, which pay $50/5 hours, will be accepted until Aug. 21, 2015.


Check back in mid-September for more information on the peer-to- peer academic assistance schedule for the Fall semester.


Story and photos by Rachel Oakley