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Sanger Student Leaders

Click on a student’s name or picture to learn more about their experiences with the Sanger Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin. To view student success stories from other UGS programs, visit the student success page.

Insia Suteria
Human Biology

Insia became a peer academic coach at the Sanger Learning Center in fall 2011 to help students learn valuable study skills.

“It feels great when the student leaves the program having learned study skills that will help them in their entire career as a student.”

Wesley Skillern
Neurobiology

As a senior preceptor for PLUS, Wesley organizes study group activities and trains new preceptors to aid students in historically difficult courses.

“It is truly special to watch someone learn and grow to ultimately achieve something that initially seemed out of reach.”

Briana Criaco
Nursing

As a peer academic coach, Briana helps student develop and implement important study skills.

“Who knew I’d discover my own set of study tools by helping another to develop their own?”

Briana Brooks
Business Honors and Accounting

Brianna began working as a calculus tutor in fall 2012. Since then, she’s helped countless student reach their academic potential at UT.

“If you understand a subject, why not pass that knowledge on and help others understand it as well?”

Mansi Mehta
International Relations and English

For the past two year, Mansi has been a Sanger Learning Center peer academic coach helping students master important study techniques.

“Take advantage of the resources available to you, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.”

Jene Shepard
Government
English

Jene has worked as a Peer Academic Coach at the Sanger Learning Center since fall 2011. In that time, she has helped countless students gain important study skills necessary to succeed in their classes.

“My most rewarding experiences as a peer academic coach are when I hear how students’ grades have improved because of the work that we have done together.”

Lina Mahmood
Human Biology
Medical Illustration

Lina’s experience as a tutor with the Sanger Learning Center has served to benefit the students she assists and, consequently, her own academic career.

“I’m learning as much as the students are! Especially with biology, when you’re teaching someone a concept, you always end up with a better understanding of it yourself. “