Peer Coaches/Mentors

Student peers provide the best student-to-student support, and the research supports that having peers as mentors creates stronger support for success in college. [Please go to the bottom of the page to the expandable link to meet the peer coaches/mentors.]

Study Group Sessions

Why should I join a peer study group or visit with a peer coach/mentor?

Meeting with a Peer Study Group might be right for you if you want to:

  • Meet with students who are studying together to promote common success
  • Follow research-based study approaches that help you study smarter, not harder
  • Meet with accountability partners
  • Meet with students who have similar classes and can provide tips for studying and working smarter
  • Meet with students who will help you partner with the TCC lab tutors and faculty to approach studying strategically to use available college resources

Links:

[Please go to the bottom of the page to the expandable link to meet the peer coaches/mentors.]

To Sign up for sessions (one-on-one or group):

To go to an online meeting room:

  • Virtual Meeting Room for Online Appointments (be sure to book an appointment for someone to meet you in the room): Virtual Meeting Room

Meet with Peer Coaches/Mentors might be right for you if you want to:

  • Visit with students who are experiencing college like you and can point you in the right direction for studying, using college resources, and balancing life
  • Talk about college experiences with other students and network
  • Get connected with college and community resources through other students

Peer Coaches/Mentors help students as peer coaches and mentors, along with supporting students with small group study sessions. Peer Coaches/Mentors are student employees in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (working with the Academic Success Coaches) who provide peer-to-peer support and help students have a successful experience at Tulsa Community College. Peer Coaches/Mentors provide direct support to students and connect with them individually and in groups through office hours, outreach activities on campus, classroom interactions and presentations, and assisting in student activities, such as helping other students:

  • Adjust to college
  • Navigate college processes
  • Address challenges and barriers to their success
  • Learn tips and tools for academic success (e.g., time management, organizational skills, study skills)
  • Set realistic goals and expectations
  • Develop action plans
  • Effectively communicate with college personnel and faculty
  • Connect to helpful college and community resources

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized content- and skill-development to assigned students
  • Create and maintain a coaching schedule convenient for coach and student being coached
  • Make appropriate student referrals to college offices, departments or professionals, when necessary
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of each tutoring session using TCC Academic Success Coaching Office forms, as well as necessary work-study forms, if eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program.
  • Attend and complete training and development sessions, required by the TCC Academic Success Coaching Office.
  • Limit coaching/mentoring time per session to approximately 1 hour, with 30 additional minutes for preparation and/or paperwork.
  • Develop a good understanding and knowledge of college services, supports, and resources.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all student information, material, and discussions shared in the coaching/mentoring relationship

Meet the Peer Coaches/Mentors

Peer Coaches/Mentors serve to support and encourage TCC student success. Peer Coaches/Mentors lead other students through their TCC College Experience and help new students throughout the academic year. Through one-on-one and group meetings (with study group, study strategy, and life balance sessions), Peer Coaches/Mentors will be a knowledgeable guide for new students, a thoughtful facilitators who provides access to people and resources and ultimately serve as role models and advocates.

Meet the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Peer Coaches/Mentors

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Tequila Arnett

Hi there, my name is Tequila, but you can call me “Tee.” My major is in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasounds and a minor in Business Enterprise Development. I am a full-time student and mother of four. I enjoy dancing, acting, cooking, drafting poems, and exploring new food and places. After graduation, I plan to use my expertise in developing world-changing technology to advance the detection of breast cancer and other illnesses with ultrasounds and sonograms. I also plan to use my business (Mardi Gras Miraclez) that specializes in hair, skin, and nail growth to outreach and strengthen African Americans as well as bring unity among people all ethnicities and backgrounds.

I became a peer mentor to help keep myself grounded. I like to lead by example, and I can be a better mentor to my peers because we are in this together. I have overcome a lot of obstacles and challenges in life as a veteran of the U.S. Army, stage three breast cancer survivor, and single parent. However, I will not and cannot be stopped!!

With laser focus on my goals and this successful community of mentors leading and guiding me, I will achieve that which I have set out to do. Not only will I coach you through, I will also cheer for you along the way. Let us be the change that we want to see in the world!

See ya soon!!!

Office Hours

Location: Northeast Campus, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Room AB 206

Monday: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Tuesday: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (Metro)

Thursday: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm


Kendon - Peer Coach

Kendon Henry

Hello, my name is Kendon Henry. I am a freshman at TCC, and I am a Theater Major. After I graduate from TCC, I plan to transfer to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and get a bachelor's degree in the arts. After I graduate, I plan on staying in Atlanta and pursuing my dreams to become an actor and model. A little about myself is that no one knows yet,but not only do I want to be an actor and model, but I also want to sing and dance, I love listening to music, and I love playing football.

College has been life changing for me and I had to learn to balance time management. I wanted to become a Peer Mentor so I can not only guide students on the right path, but also learn more about resources I can use for myself to help me graduate from TCC. As a fellow student I know that some students are struggling with time management with school and life, and I just want to let students know that they are not alone.

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Location: Northeast Campus, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Room AB 206

Tuesday: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm


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Gabriel Price

​Hi, my name is Gabriel Price, and I am a Freshman here at TCC. My major is Mechanical Engineering and I attend Southeast Campus for classes, but you can find me at Northeast Campus in the Diversity & Inclusivity office for coaching.

While I am taking general education courses, this isn't my first year keeping a lid on a work/study/life balance and still turning out good grades. I hope to help you with study strategies and adjusting to the journey of being a successful college student. Feel free to schedule an appointment with me or drop by during my office hours.

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Location: Northeast Campus, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Room AB 206

Monday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm


Autumn - Peer Coach

Autumn Salari

Hi! My name is Autumn Salari. I am a Business Administration and Spanish Major. I am a Peer Mentor here at the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

After college, I plan to be a dog trainer, specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) service for dogs. I currently have four of my own dogs, and I often have a stray living with me as I find it a forever home.

I look forward to helping you succeed on your academic journey. Feel free to schedule an appointment with me or drop by during my office hours.

Fall 2021 Office Hours;

Location: Northeast Campus, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Room AB 206

Monday: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm


Howard Thao

Hello, my name is Howard Thao. I am in my first year at TCC and I am majoring in Business Administration. I plan to transfer to a four-year university afterwards and get a degree in Marketing. Some things about me are that I love going on jogs and playing soccer. I enjoy spending time with my pets and being outdoors.

Colleges have many resources for students to utilize but many students do not know that they even exist. A few of these resources include math, writing, and reading labs that can help you with courses that you’re enrolled in.

I became a peer coach/mentor to guide you towards resources and overcome complications you may face. As a student myself, sometimes it’s more comfortable to reach out to a peer for advice! I believe that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it!

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Location: Northeast Campus, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Room AB 206

Monday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm


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Anna Wigal

Hello! My name is Anna Wigal. I am Athabascan, a member of the Village of Crooked Creek in Alaska. I am sophomore Psychology major, full-time student and peer coach work-study. I graduate with my associates in Psychology in the spring of 2022 and I am familiar with fundamental Psychology concepts after completing numerous introductory psychology courses. My initial interest in Psychology stemmed from wanting to create positive change within my life.

Now, I have shifted to wanting to create positive change on a larger scale and other lives which is why I am incredibly excited to work at DE&I. I will transfer to a four-university to complete my bachelor’s with a focus in Native American Studies. As, the student president of TCC’S Native American Student Alliance, I enjoy planning school-wide events promoting diverse and contemporary issues across Indian Country.

I have variety of subject interests which include American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal law, history, policy, advocacy and contemporary Native American literature, poetry and story-telling. My dream is to grow into a strong writer and attend law school. My journey has not been linear, and from that I am learning to embrace life’s uncertainty. No person’s path is the identical or without obstacles. I hope I can serve as a helping hand to my peers and look forward to meeting you.

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Location: Northeast Campus, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Room AB 206

Tuesday: 9:00am-3:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm