Academic Peer Coaching provides internal and external transfers students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering the opportunity to connect with a peer.

With a coach, you can discuss: 

  • Strategies for navitating your semester coursework
  • Time management
  • Note taking skills
  • Test preparation and test anxiety
  • Wellness resources
  • Tutoring options
  • Goal setting

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Ava: Ava grew up in Rockville, MD and transferred into the Clark School of Engineering as a sophomore Civil Engineering major. Currently, Ava is a junior on the environmental and water resource track. Her favorite classes were ENCE 215, MATH241, and ANSC 227. When not serving as an Academic Peer Coach, Ava likes cooking, playing piano, and spending time with her friends.

Nehemiah: Nehemiah is currently studying Civil Engineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering. He transferred to the University of Maryland (UMD) from Montgomery College, where he dutifully served his peers as an elected Student Services and Success Council member. Initially assigned Letters and Sciences, he successfully transferred into UMD's Civil Engineering program. As a Junior, he is following the Geotechnical & Structural Engineering program track. Nehemiah is a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Outside of UMD, Nehemiah works as a part-time teacher for C2 Education, assisting high school students in maximizing their academic potential.

Pranav: Pranav is a senior Computer Engineering major originally from Great Falls, Virginia. Outside of class, he is part of the leadership team for the ECE Peer Mentoring program and the Secretary for Tau Beta Pi (TBP). He was also a UTF for ENEE200 and part of the First-Year Innovation & Research (FIRE) program for Machine Learning. In his free time, he loves to listen to music, play the flute, and watch Netflix.

Sydney: Sydney is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Maryland, originally transferring from Anne Arundel Community College. She is currently in her fourth year and is interesting in working with medical devices. Her favorite classes include ENES102, ENES232, ENES220, and MATH140-241. She has a strong background in mathematics, as well as engineering sciences, and would be happy to help students improve upon these areas! When she is not serving as an Academic Peer Coach, Sydney loves playing the piano, cooking plant-based meals, watching shows on Netflix, and spending time with friends.

Ryan: Ryan is a Bioengineering student who has tutored/mentored other students for 5+ years. As a UMD student, he has helped students in primarily chemistry through the Academic Success and Tutorial Services and Keystone Tutoring programs. He also served as a peer mentor for UMD’s FIRE research program. Ryan's academic background is in the research/development aspect of bioengineering, and his coursework has exposed him to a significant amount of MATLAB, physics up to electricity/magnetism, and math up to differential equations. He also has prior internship experience where he worked with coding languages such as Python and C++. Ryan is always glad to assist students with their academic journey and is honored to be part of your educational experience and welcome you to UMD!