Tutor of the Month-Sandra Wilhite

By Susan Orozco

The Tutor of the Month for November is Sandra Wilhite, a part-time Mendocino College student who is majoring in small business management. Sandra is tutoring English 10, Math 10, and Math 11 this semester in the Learning Center. She has been tutoring for three years and is an accomplished tutor having received her Advanced Tutoring Certificate which requires fifty hours of tutoring experience and related course work.

Sandra, who has a learning disability, has attended Mendocino College since 1991. She graduated from Fort Bragg Adult High School and has been working hard at Mendocino College to reach her maximum potential and fulfil her educational requirements. Sandra is looking forward to receiving her associate degree.

When speaking about her experiences at Mendocino College and tutoring, she said "I think Mendocino College really prepares a student for a life outside the college and for success in any university" She also stated, "I learn a lot from my tutees. In fact, I thank them at the end of each session because I am learning and updating my skills every time we meet. I know if I needed help in a subject, I would not hesitate to request a tutor."

Sandra is undecided about transferring at this time, but her future dream is to own and operate a yarn shop where she will not only sell a variety of yarns and crafts but will also teach knitting and crocheting.

Sandra is a very busy person: besides being married, she has three children, a grandson, and another grandchild expected in January. She volunteers at Redwood Valley School every Friday, tutoring math and working in the resource room helping children read. Sandra enjoys knitting, crocheting, meeting friends for lunch, and square dancing with the Ukiah Valley Promenaders.

If you would like more information about being tutored or tutoring someone else, stop by The Learning Center, or call (707) 468-3046.

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