It’s the third week of the Know Your Peer spotlight! In these posts, we interview one of the peer mentors to get their perspective on working as a Peer Mentor, studying at Sheridan and life outside of school!
This week’s post features Tyler Hargreaves, a first year Peer Mentor from the Trafalgar Campus!
What’s your name?
What program are you in?
Child and Youth Worker.
What do you like to do when you aren’t at school or helping students?
I like to draw and swim in my free time.
Fun fact about you? (Talent, etc;):
I can’t see different shades of green, they only register as the same shade for everything! That’s why I like fall, it’s the only time I can see trees properly.
How long have you been a Peer Mentor for?
I have been a Peer Mentor since July of this year.
Why did you decide to become a Peer Mentor?
I like to help people of course, and I enjoy the satisfaction of being able to know something that can make someone’s student experience a bit easier.
What was your first year like?
I’d like to say normal? I didn’t have too many problems per say, I found second semester the hardest though, just keeping up and trying to maintain the work ethic of first semester.
Any tips you can share from experience?
It’s hard but get yourself into a routine that has work AND play, and don’t divert from that routine! Sure sleeping in until 3pm is great on a Saturday and Sunday but it sure sucks when you can’t do that for your 8am in the morning on Monday. Pick a time you get up and go to sleep and keep to it EVERY day not just for one or two days, you’ll be less tired all the time. Do your homework at the same time if you can everyday, and give yourself more time than you think you actually need to do it in. And give yourself a day occasionally (not ALL the time) to just relax and go have a good time.