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Academic Success Graduate Assistant

The role of the Student Academic Success Graduate Assistant (GA) is to facilitate Honors students in achieving their academic goals. There are different kinds of barriers that can obstruct academic goals, such as not knowing how to study effectively for a course, or even things like lack of sleep or getting excessively nervous before a test. The Student Academic Success GA can help you navigate these barriers so that you can reach your academic goals!


Samantha Wilkerson

Samantha completed her undergraduate studies here at University of South Florida and graduated Spring 2019 with B.A.s in Psychology and Sociology as well as a minor in Criminology. During her time as an undergrad, Samantha was a member of the Provost Scholar’s Program as well as the Honors College. Samantha also spent her last two years of undergraduate as a Resident Assistant for the Honors College LLC, where she was able to help Honors College students feel more at home and helped connect them to the campus. Samantha is now starting her first year in USF’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Master’s program, with her goal of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist.


  • Time Management Strategies
    • Prioritization
    • Organization
    • Limit Setting
    • Study Plans
    • Brainstorming Solutions
  • Enhanced Study Skills
    • How to Utilize Your Strengths
  • Goal Setting
    • Set Realistic, Achievable Goals


If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to discuss any of the topics listed above, please email the Student Academic Success Team at

"A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action turns your dreams into your reality." - Greg Reid

Becoming a Tutor

Two of the honors hosted scholarship programs, the Jenkins Scholars Program and the Holcombe Scholars Program, have recognized the value of tutors for their scholars. The programs offer paid tutoring positions and include certain responsibilities. The tutor(s) must:

  1. Be prompt and prepared for the designated time of each tutor session
  2. Maintain a record of the tutoring sessions
  3. Submit time sheets on a regular basis and by the designated dates and
  4. Maintain contact with the Graduate Assistant of the program (Jenkins or Holcombe) with which they are working.

In order to be considered for the position, you MUST have a 3.3 GPA and an "A" in the course for which you desire to tutor. Tutors must have taken the course at USF or a four-year university. Positions are available for honors undergraduate and graduate students.

Please contact the Jenkins Scholars and Holcombe Scholars Program graduate assistants at (813) 974-3087 or email Krysta Banke to learn more information on how to become a tutor. 

Receiving Tutoring

Honors College students who are either Jenkins or Holcombe scholars should contact the graduate assistant for their program to request personalized tutoring.

All USF students can benefit from the university's Academic Success Center which offers tutoring services. Please visit their website for more information. Additional services include the Writing Studio, Learning Support courses, and Study Skills Workshops.

student accesibility services

USF Student Accesibility Services provides resources to students and faculty to help students achieve academic success. USF has several on campus and off campus resources. Click here to learn more.