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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!

Stephanie Lindeman, one of our Student Academic Success GAs, hosts a weekly #HonorsMindfulnessMondays series on Instagram. Practicing mindfulness can help students focus, study, and sleep better, but it can also reduce reduce stress levels in their bodies! With each episode, Stephanie guides viewers through different exercises and challenges them to practice on their own! Take a look at the videos on our Instagram account!

Stephanie Lindeman

Stephanie Lindeman

Bio.

Stephanie received her B.S. in Biology in 2013 at Elon University and was awarded her master's degree in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida in 2016. After years of neuroscience research, she decided to transfer to the field of psychotherapy. Stephanie had the fortune to work under the supervision of the former USF professor, Dr. Eric Storch, at Rogers Behavioral Health, where she treated patients with OCD and OCD related disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and personality disorders using CBT, ERP, and DBT-informed treatment. Stephanie is now enrolled in her second year at the University of South Florida pursuing a degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling.

 

Samantha Wilkerson

Samantha Wilkerson

Bio.

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.

 

SPECIALTIES:

  • 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

APPOINTMENTS

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

"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." 

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 graduate assistants for these programs at (813) 974-3087 to apply to be 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.