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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.

Zavier Wingham
International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies
Persian/Middle Eastern Studies

As an outreach assistant, Zavier gives students the tools they need to be academically successful by leading workshops on study strategies and time management.

“When you really view your time as precious and something that should not be wasted, college becomes easier.”

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?”

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?”

Dinusha Wijesinghe
Plan II Honors and International Relations
Asian Studies

As an outreach assistant at the Sanger Learning Center, Dinusha gives students the tools they need to be successful by leading workshops on academic skills.

“The great thing about presenting to diverse groups is that, together, we build a sense of community where we can learn from one another.”

Birjis Mukardamwala
Chemistry
UTeach Certification

As a chemistry tutor, Birjis helps students master difficult concepts and course material.

“Academic success has more to do with personal satisfaction than most people acknowledge.”

Zaid Mahmood
Neuroscience

Zaid has helped countless students during his three years as a calculus tutor.

“It’s always satisfying to know that students left tutoring with a deeper understanding of a topic or a ‘light bulb’ moment that I witnessed in their eyes.”

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. “