Good Morning Retrievers!
We are in the midst of Tutor Appreciation Week and part 3 of our "Get to Know" series! Today, we're highlighting one of our amazing tutors from the Writing Center. Justin Sherman -- or "one of the Justins," as he says, is a sophomore majoring in computer science. Let's get to know him!
Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi! I'm Justin and I'm a sophomore majoring in computer science. My interests include iOS reverse engineering and debuggers + compilers.
Why did you decide to become a tutor?
I got involved in being a tutor because I'm introverted, and this was a great opportunity for me to meet new people.
What is your favorite thing about being a tutor?
My favorite thing about being a tutor is talking to all sorts of people I wouldn't have if I hadn't taken up this opportunity.
Why should students utilize the tutoring?
There's really no reason not to utilize the tutoring because it's free. You've got nothing to lose if you drop by for half an hour (even if the session doesn't go as well as you'd may have hoped).
What advice would you give students about how to prepare for a tutoring session?
There is one thing I ask of students before you come in, and I'm sure I speak for all the tutors in the Writing Center, please be somewhat organized. We're here to help, and a mess of unstapled papers on the table doesn't do much to help the session.
When and where can someone work with you through the Writing Center?
I work 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays if you want to drop by and see me. There's also tons of other great tutors working from 10am-7pm Monday-Thursday (10am-3pm Monday-Friday).
Justin is another one of our great tutors and SI/PASS leaders we are highlighting during National Tutor Appreciation Week, and we appreciate him sharing his passion for writing with us. Remember to follow us on myUMBC to see more in our Get to Know series!