Peer Mentoring

Peer mentors are fellow students here to provide academic and social support.

In the fall semester, peer mentors attend class alongside new students enrolled in the First Year Experience seminars, offering advice, workshops, and office hours.

In the spring semester, they provide regular Academic Success Workshops to support a wide range of skills students need in order to excel in college. Peer mentors lead a variety of activities throughout the year to help fellow students learn about campus resources, participate in campus social events, and develop effective study strategies. 

Peer Mentor Profiles

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Bailey

My name is Bailey, and I am a psychology major and a philosophy minor. I love hiking, writing, and cats. I am the secretary of the Gay-Straight alliance e-board, and I am a peer tutor on campus!


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Morgan

My name is Morgan but you can call me Mo for short. I am a 4th Year at Fitchburg State University and communications major with a concentration in film. I have also held officer and chair positions in clubs such as BSU, SPC, and FAB. I am also into art, drawing, and anime, as well as playing volleyball! I am looking forward to working with you this upcoming semester! Go Falcons!


Molly

I am a Special Education Major as well as a minor in Deaf Studies. On campus I am involved with the club falcon friends and I am also a member of the softball team. I enjoy getting out into nature and going on hikes.


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Sarah

I am a criminal justice major and I enjoy the psychological aspect of crime. I am on the Fitchburg State softball team and I also enjoy painting canvases for fun. 


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Alicia

My name is Alicia and I'm a senior nursing major with a minor in psychology.  I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing board games, and being with my family and friends.  I'm excited to meet and get to know everyone!


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Colleen

I am an early childhood education major and a member of the honors program. In my free time I love watching Women’s basketball and Bruins hockey! I am from Vermont! 


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Laurie

My name is Laurie Furtado, and I am a junior Special Education for Moderate Disabilities PreK-K to 8 major and Deaf Studies minor. I work as a campus tour guide, serve as president of the Fitchburg Finches quidditch team, and am a member of Dance Club (which is one of my all time favorite experiences on campus). Outside of campus, I love to spend time crafting, trying to play the ukulele (key word trying), and spending time with my friends.


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Joshua

My name is Joshua Kuffoh and I am 19 years of age. I am currently majoring in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art. My interest and hobbies include drawing, photography, soccer and fashion. My goal is to be able to become a sports psychologist, where I can help athletes who struggle mentally and physically when it comes to their position on the field/court. 


Marie

Marie is a sophomore special education major.


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Courtney

My name is Courtney you can call me Court I am a 5th year senior here at Fitchburg State studying Accounting. I came from 2 other schools before transferring here. I enjoy being outside in nice weather, hanging out with friends and traveling! I am excited to get to meet new faces and be a mentor to others! 


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Andrew


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Christian

I am a senior majoring in criminal justice. My interests include reading, staying healthy, and painting. And one day I hope to work in the supreme court.

Resources

Purdue OWL: Unsure of how to cite a source? Purdue OWL has a number of examples and guides for citations in APA, MLA, Chicago style, and other formats.

APA Style Blog: This website is great for citing more unusual sources (like YouTube videos and interviews) in APA style. 

Focus Booster: Time management app that tracks your time on different tasks; this is a great way to implement the Pomodoro method (study distraction-free in 25-minute blocks of time, followed by 5-minute breaks).