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Academic Peer Mentors

Come visit our Academic Peer Mentors!

Geneseo's Academic Peer Mentoring Program allows you to connect with advanced Geneseo students who can help you navigate the academic side of college life, from studying more effectively and managing your time to understanding DegreeWorks and communicating with professors. Visit the Academic Peer Mentors to learn strategies to become academically successful at Geneseo.


Turn to a peer mentor when you’re seeking:

  • More effective study methods
  • Confidence to reach out to faculty and attend office hours
  • Ways to use your time more effectively to get work done and prevent overwhelm
  • Someone to explain your DegreeWorks and accounts
  • Information on general education requirements
  • Answers on how to access tutoring services
  • Success as a transfer student at Geneseo
  • Cool workshops to attend
  • And more!


Where can you find our peer mentors?

The peer mentors hold hours both during the day and in the evenings, so drop in for a visit whenever works best for you!

  • Academic Planning & Advising Office (Erwin 106) from 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday

Meet our 2019-2020 peer mentors!


ALI COGGINS (Class of 2020)

Major: History

Minors: Medieval Studies & Linguistics

Hi all! My name is Ali Coggins, and I am a senior History Major with Medieval Studies and Linguistics minors! Over the summer I was a humanities TA at MIT and I am a Latin TA on campus this semester. If you have any questions regarding majors/minors, study strategies, time management skills, writing advice, or if you have any concerns about not having enough time to take care of yourself and your involvements, please feel free to stop into my office hours, I'd love to chat and see if I can help!


CAROLYN FELICE (Class of 2020)

Major: History & French

Minor: Women & Gender Studies

II am a senior who, in addition to being an APM, is working on an honors thesis in medieval women's history, works on a local campaign, and was a legal intern with the NYS Division of Human Rights page. I’m also member of RLK. I studied abroad in Spring 2018 at Trinity College Dublin. I’m passionate about social justice, travel, Geneseo, and good study habits!


NIKI LAM (Class of 2020)

Major: Psychology

Minors: Cognitive Science & Sociomedical Sciences

Hi, I’m Niki and I’m a senior psychology major with a double minor in cognitive and sociomedical sciences. I am part of the psychology club and the psychology honors society eboard (Psi Chi). Feel free to come in with your academic troubles and I’ll do my best to help!


JACK TATE (Class of 2019)

Major: Psychology & Sociology

Minor: Conflict Studies/Conflict Management

I can be found pretty much everywhere all over campus. I’m a campus tour guide! If I’m not walking backwards, I’m usually spending my time at concerts, petting cats, on twitter or napping in Bailey Hall. Talk to me about Brooklyn Nine-Nine, any kind of music (except country!) and food and you'll soon be deep in conversation. I also work in a psychology research lab, study the history of the death penalty, and am a member of both the psychology and sociology clubs’ executive boards.


Academic Peer Mentors host workshops, too!

Consider inviting peer mentors to your next club meeting or residence hall event. They can customize workshops to fit your group. Workshops we can offer include, but are not limited to:

  1. Setting and exceeding academic goals
  2. Bouncing back: Developing a growth mindset when academic setbacks occur
  3. Beyond re-reading the textbook: Effective study strategies to ace that next exam
  4. Overcoming procrastination
  5. Study smarter, not harder

To schedule a session, please contact: