Peer Mentors at CCE
Who are we? Like you, we are adult students at CCE. We know what it’s like to begin college or to return to college while working, being a parent, and managing a home. It can be a challenging time – it can seem risky, frightening and wonderful, all at the same time. Sometimes it can be terrific and sometimes it can be very tough. We understand how classes and exams can cause anxiety, stress and self-doubt but there is help available.
Peer Mentors can help you with:
- Time management and how to juggle all your life and course demands,
- Overcoming test anxiety,
- Navigating Sakai and e-Campus
- Communicating with professors and classmates
- Improving listening and note-taking skills
- Finding campus resources
- Other issues that can impact your success
Peer Mentors also have information on the following resources:
- Who to speak with regarding financial aid and scholarships
- Textbook resources
- Help with computer questions
- Finding a tutor
Please feel free to contact us with any questions – if we do not know the answers, we will know who to ask.
We are trained as Peer Mentors to provide you with information and support to help ensure this will be one of the best times of your life. As Peer Mentors we will listen to you while sharing our experiences and expertise. We are here to support, encourage and offer help – ALL CONVERSATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.
NEW: we now have a Peer Mentor email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We know that time can be a premium for students with busy lives; if you have a quick question you can access Peer Mentors through this private email address. All emails will remain confidential.
These are the Peer Mentors here to help you:
|Jacqueline Britto: Hi, I am an FCCE graduate student working toward my MA in Communication. I am also FCCE Student Government Board Treasurer. As a mother, I understand some of the challenges that non-traditional students encounter. One of my passions is education and the learning experience of the student. I am a firm believer that working and studying smarter, not harder, is important and that is why I have a particular interest in study techniques.|
|Mediana Casimir: I am a sophomore majoring in Nursing. My goal as a Peer Mentor is to help other students coping with life obstacles while going to school, and provide them with all the information they need in order to succeed in college.|
|Ellery Hart: I’m a senior studying Psychology. I’m glad you are here. I look forward to spending this time with you at URI CCE. I am here to help make your experience a positive, empowering one. Please feel free to stop by with any questions or concerns you may have about your campus. Good Luck! “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” -David Frost|
|Stephanie Howie: I’m in my junior year with a major in Psychology. I cannot call myself a traditional student; I think “contemporary student” is a better fit for me. People my age are returning back to school, acquiring the education they were unable to obtain due to life’s unforeseen circumstances. I’m looking forward to being a Peer Mentor and hope I can be of some service in making the transition back to school as easy as possible.|
|Tracie Montgomery: I am a sophomore in the Psychology program. As a new Peer Mentor, I’m looking forward to working with my fellow students and faculty to make campus life a little more enjoyable for all.|
|Patricia Rivera: Currently, I am in my senior year of classes at URI Feinstein campus majoring in Psychology. I look forward to working as a Peer Mentor and getting better acquainted with staff and students as well. I will be glad to assist in any affairs concerning the best interest of you, the student.|
|Alex Sovet: I am a senior in the Psychology program. I have returned to school after years of inactivity; I know first hand the obstacles that a non-traditional student can face when returning to college. I can share the techniques I have learned for developing good study habits, managing time, and living a balanced life. I am a believer that hard work is mandatory, but suffering is optional, and I hope to be of service to anyone who might need it.|
We are here to help you with whatever you need to succeed in your college goals. Stop by Student Services in Room 125 to see a Peer Mentor.