Meet Our Consultants

Consultant Abby


“Keep your brain fueled with health snacks, especially if you’re up late studying!”

Consultant Adam


“Always get a head start.”

Consultant Arlynne


“Highlight key terms in your notes and readings with a different colored pen. It makes them much easier to find when reviewing for a test or a paper later.”

Consultant Ben


“Treat studying like a job because earning good grades will lead you to a good job.”

Consultant Ben


“If the course before an exam offers a review session and a practice exam, always try to do the practice before the session. Then try to do the practice exam again once more to get comfortable with the material.”

Consultant Birin


“Always be organized and manage your time. That also means planning to get sleep every night.”

Consultant Chris


“To get the most out of a lecture class, read before each class. Knowing what the professor will be teaching beforehand helps you to benefit more from his lectures.”

Consultant Colleen


“Take advantage of academic resources such as recitation sections, PILOT, and the Learning Den. It will give you insight on your courses and also save you time studying later!”

Consultant Dami


“Don’t just plan your work; plan your fun ;)”

Consultant Eli


“Plan as far in advance as possible and review the day’s notes and lectures each night.”

Consultant Emily


“Sometimes if I type up notes I type so quickly that all I’m really doing is exercising my fingers. Writing notes out by hand takes longer, but you are more conscious of what you’re writing and will probably remember the material better.”

Consultant Hank


“Make a commitment to excellence today.”

Consultant Jay


“Use your time wisely. As a student, your time is worth just as much as the tuition to go to this school so be sure to use gaps in your schedule to do homework or catch up on classes.”

Consultant John


“Always think about what’s next on your to-do list, so that it never takes you by surprise.”

Consultant Katarina


“First go through study materials for the big picture, then again for focusing on details.”

Consultant KC


“Read the book as you cover the material in class- that way when you sit down to study for the exam you aren’t learning any new material.”

Consultant Kylie


“Break longer assignments down into smaller, more manageable pieces – take it one day at a time!”

Consultant Laila


“Never be defeated by a subject. Sleep on it and approach it with a fresh perspective later. It helps sort through what you know and what you need help with.”

Consultant Laura


“If you’re feeling unfocused or bored, switch locations every few hours to break it up!”

Consultant Lindsay


“Break up big assignments into bite size pieces”

Consultant Liyang


“Studying and understanding a little bit everyday will go a long way. When studying, free yourself of distraction and focus.”

Consultant Malka


“Keep up with class readings and take notes on them. That way, when a test or essay comes along, you already have a rough study guide.”

Consultant Maria


“You cannot live a positive life with a negative mindset. Be positive and you will be a GREAT student!”

Consultant Maria


“Taking care of yourself is as important as a study session in Gilman, so take a break, eat balanced, sleep well, and exercise regularly. It really does make a difference.”

Consultant Maya


“During study breaks, take a walk outside or go to the gym instead of staying on the computer.”

Consultant Megan


“Plan ahead! Make a schedule of everything you have to do and stick to it!”

Consultant Melanie


“Study to your strength instead of your preferences.”

Consultant Meredith


“Make a schedule! That way you know what you have to get done on a certain day… it also forces you to prioritize different assignments, which helps with organization in the long run.”

Michael Wu


“Follow the 50/10 rule (50 minute study session, 10 minutes break). Get a perfect 10!”

Consultant Minerva


“Use a planner/calendar for every month of the semester to write in exam dates and assignment due dates. Keep yourself organized!”

Consultant Ning


“Preview makes a difference!”

Consultant Pamela


“It’s all about balance!”

Consultant Priscilla



Consultant Samuel


“Spend 5-10 minutes writing about your anxieties before an exam; it helps to calm your nerves beforehand!”

Consultant Sara


“Set personal deadlines for yourself way before the actual deadline.”

Consultant Sarah


“Don’t Panic! When you are calm and less worried you can get a lot more of an assignment accomplished.”

Consultant Stephanie


“Make flashcards with important terms/definitions as you’re reading your textbook.”

Consultant Talia


“Instead of going back to your dorm room between class to “catch up” on some sleep, catch up on some reading or homework!”

Consultant Tory


“Procrastination never leads to good work.”

Consultant Wenmin


“Focus on the most important thing and set priorities of your schedule!”