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Whitney Seifert

Whitney Seifert
Major:
Physics
Graduation Year:
Spring 2016
"It’s rewarding to see students begin to connect the dots between different topics and subjects, making new material seem less foreign."

What has been the most rewarding part about working at the Sanger Center?
I love helping students break down something that seems really difficult into aspects that are easy to understand. It’s rewarding to see students begin to connect the dots between different topics and subjects, making new material seem less foreign.

What has been the most surprising or unexpected aspect of your job?
It’s amazing how many different ways there are to explain things. Each student learns in a different way. The most surprising aspect of being tutor has been learning how to relate the material in a way that the student understands.

Tell me about a time you worked with a student and were particularly proud of the outcome.
I had a student come in feeling completely distraught about the material. After an hour, she was feeling so confident with it that she thought it was easy.

What advice would you give to incoming students about being academically successful at UT?
If you’re having a lot of trouble with a class, read ahead. You don’t need to completely understand it before class, but it’s amazing how much more sense lectures make when you have even a slight grasp of the material.