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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.

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?”

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.”

Ryan Houseman-Baggerly
Biology
Computer Science

Ryan leads groups of preceptors and maintains a productive work environment as a Senior Preceptor in the Sanger Learning Center.

“Our main goal is to provide students with a stress-free environment in which to better learn the material, but if students are actively enjoying the environment which we create, what more can we ask for?”

Alexandra Arambula
Biomedical Engineering, Plan II

For the past three and a half years, Alexandra has participated in the PLUS program. Now as a senior preceptor, Alexandra helps new preceptors improve their facilitation skills.

“I often find myself learning valuable interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities from my preceptors.”

Whitney Seifert
Physics

As a tutor at the Sanger Learning Center, Whitney explores different ways to break down challenging concepts and facilitate the learning process.

“It’s rewarding to see students begin to connect the dots between different topics and subjects, making new material seem less foreign.”

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?”

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.”