The Study Group Leader (SGL) Program aims to provide RCC students free access to additional academic support for STEM courses. The current program allows students to attend study group sessions hosted daily by STEM Study Group Leaders (SGLs).
Benefits of participating in the study group sessions:
- Free academic assistance available every weekday
- Participation credit
- Increased likelihood of passing your STEM course
Our BIO 1 Fall 2020 Study Group Leaders are:
Hello everyone! My name is Koharu Abe and this is my second year at RCC.
I am planning to transfer to a 4-year institution to obtain a
bachelor's degree in music industry. Although I am not a BIO major, I
have taken different science classes from physics to chemistry and among
all these classes I liked biology the best. Biology may be a struggle
for some of you since there is a lot to memorize and understand, so do
not hesitate to ask any questions or for help, especially to the SGLs!
We are all here to help everyone pass their BIO class and provide
resources that you can reach out to. I hope to meet new students and
work together with all of you!!
Hi folks! My name is Maricela Toops but you can call me Marcie. My dream is to achieve a doctorate in microbiology and become a science professor. I started my academic career at SDSU and have continued my education at RCC since Spring 2016. I actually spent the majority of my life avoiding and disliking science. I struggled with every STEM class I took in high school! In college, I do still consider subjects like biology and chemistry to be challenging. Unlike high school, though, I had free resources here on campus like tutoring, SI sessions, SGL sessions, and office hours to help me. I discovered that hard work truly pays off. I fell in love with science not only because I learned so many interesting things about this world but also because of how empowering it was to master subjects I never thought I'd be able to understand. As an SGL, I would love to do the same thing for BIO-1 students and show you that, with adequate resources and determination, you could succeed at any subject too!
My name is Samantha Subang. I'm in my third year of college and my second year at RCC completing my prerequisites to apply for nursing schools. I went to UCR my first year not really knowing what I wanted to do. Then, I transferred to RCC when I realized I wanted to pursue nursing. I am so excited to be a study group leader, meet new students and help them see their own potential!