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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.

Loretta London
Computer Science (combined master's and bachelor's degree)

Loretta first came to the Sanger Learning Center seeking help in her freshman calculus class. Today, she tutors students in chemistry and computer science courses.

“It is great to see that students are so eager to learn and listen to what their tutors have to say.”

Mark Babin
Chemistry and Physics

For the past year, Mark Babin has tutored students in chemistry and physics at the Sanger Center.

“I don’t think that there is anything more satisfying than seeing something click for a student.”

Mani Singh
Biochemistry
Business Foundations Certificate

Mani began working with the Sanger Learning Center as a preceptor in Fall 2012 in his PLUS-supported genetics course. Now as a senior preceptor, he guides new preceptors in their work with students.

“I came here thinking that I would be the one helping and guiding other students, but I’m thankful at how much and how frequently I’ve actually been the beneficiary of such an experience.”

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?”

Lorena Winicki
Electrical Engineering
Spanish and German

Working as a tutor, Lorena assists students while honing her communication skills.

“It is exciting when a student becomes more confident in his or her own abilities and is able to grasp concepts more easily.”

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?”

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.”