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Karen Nguyen


Tell us a little about yourself (how you are involved with the Learning Resources Center, where are you from, what are you studying).
I’m Karen Nguyen, a junior Biology major and Spanish minor, tutoring all levels of Spanish for the LRC. I’m from Harford County, Maryland (but no one knows where that is).

Tell us about how you are involved on campus.
I like to keep myself busy and make new friends, thus I’m involved on campus as president of alpha Kappa Delta Phi, an officer of the Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program, and a member of the Honors College!

How long have you been a tutor?
This is my 5th semester as a Spanish tutor!

How and why did you get involved in being a tutor?
I had a lot of friends come to me with questions about Spanish, and I realized that I really enjoy being able to help others learn a new language and pass their classes.

What is your favorite thing about being a tutor?
Being a tutor can be frustrating at times, but it is also extremely rewarding to know that you have been of help to fellow students. Last year, one of my tutees came up to me and said that he appreciated how much I tried to help him, and was thus able to pass Spanish to graduate — I’m grateful to have this teaching opportunity.

Why should students utilize the tutoring?
Tutoring is a FREE and great way to get help in a class you’re struggling with, especially as you are being tutored by peers, who understand how hard a subject can be to learn, as fellow students.

What advice would you give students about how to prepare for a tutoring session?
Come to tutoring sessions prepared to ask questions, and bring all class materials.

When and where can someone work with you through the Learning Resources Center?
It’s very easy to make a tutoring appointment! Just go to the LRC website and fill out the online application to be matched with a tutor. You could be my next tutee!