Student Voices

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Learning and teaching go hand in hand

By Batoul Al-Outa Learning and teaching go hand in hand – it is through learning that I realized the value of teaching, and through teaching I realized the value of learning. I have always been a student who loved to learn, but this love could not be what it is now without my experiences. There are ups and downs – days where I thought what I am learning is pointless, and days where I thought it actually benefited me. But as I look back each […]

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Inspired to tutor

By Faiqa Khzir First of all, I am very excited to be a part of this blog. It’s not every day that we get to share our thoughts and experiences on learning and teaching. I would like to start by introducing myself. I am a 3rd year biomedical engineering technology student and have worked as a tutor for the last 2 years approximately. I also work as a tour guide with Marketing and Recruitment department. In addition to be a full-time […]

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How To Start College On A Good Note

By Kristi Nicodemo Everyone has been there – that first day of school. You might have been excited and looking forward to the day or you may have been nervous and dreading it. but we have all been there. College can be at a different level and you’ll want to make a good impression. To who? To your professors, to your classmates, but most importantly, to yourself. A good start at school can set the standard for your year. Preparation is […]

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

By MONA EL FALDY I have always felt I had the genetic ability to teach from my mother. Growing up, my mother worked hard and went through high school, then BSc in Linguistics then finally her MS and PhD in Linguistics, all with me, her oldest daughter, and my two younger sisters. It was a challenge for her but SHE DID IT. She later became a full Professor at the University of Kuwait where she worked for 25 years and loved […]

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Week Zero – Building a 9x9x25 Tutor Team

When OntarioExtend’s Terry Greene first announced the 9x9x25 Challenge, I was excited. 9 post in 9 weeks of at least 25 lines sounding like something I could do. Then I read about having a team. My first thought was a team of fellow faculty….. and then I thought, what about student voices? We have some of the brightest and best students working for us in St. Clair College’s Tutoring Services. These are students who have a passion for their program and […]

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