NFC Connections Winter 2020 - Page 21

The NFC Academic Success Center and Tutor Lab are located in NFC’s Marshall Hamilton Library. face, emails, or through an online session, there are accommodations available for even the most demanding of schedules.” NFC student Andres “AJ” Quesada has been an NFC Peer Tutor since fall 2018. “I assist students with intermediate and college algebra, statistics, Spanish, computer applications, and business classes,” said Quesada. Quesada says having this job on campus is convenient and rewarding - “allows me to save money in gas and is amazing to have a great group of people that are always available to lend a helping hand. I have learned how to manage and treat every person in a positive and effective way.” Brock, an alumnus of NFC and former Peer Tutor, can personally attest to the importance of student leadership roles on campus. “Talk about a full circle! Working at the Tutor Lab was my first job outside of the family farm. Now, I couldn’t be happier being back. The Peer Tutors inspire me every day and it is a joy watching them help their peers.” “I hope the Peer Tutors form a better appreciation for their own success, and a greater appreciation for those around them who are trying their best to succeed as well,” said Brock. “I expect them to better form and/or perfect a number of qualities that will help them in their remaining academic careers, work, and life. At a minimum, I hope crossing paths with so many other students will help the Peer Tutors grow into the best versions of themselves.” Brock and the Academic Success Center staff’s commitment to the program and NFC students is definitely paying off. “My journey at NFC not only has better prepared me for the future in regards to what career I would like to pursue, it has given me a better understanding of what kind of person I would like to become,” said Quesada. W I N T E R 2 0 2 0 | CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE 19