Academic Mentoring

We are here to help!


The mission:  help you achieve your academic goals

Our mentors offer Baylor students the information, guidance, and skills they need to succeed.

Who?  Older, experienced student mentor; trained and seasoned, and committed to YOU

What?  One-on-one, accountability partner

When?  Weekly, 20-30 minute sessions

Where?  Sid Richardson, lower level, west wing

How?  Access to academic success resources, including

  • Study tips/tools
  • Time management skills
  • Practice proven test taking strategies
  • Keep track of grades, calculate GPA, and monitor progress 
  • Supportive conversation

Why?  Improve your GPA and reduce stress

The Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE)  offices are located on the lower level of the Sid Richardson Building, west wing.

Does it help?

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How does it work?

  • As you navigate through your college career at Baylor, you might find yourself struggling in your classes. Feeling overwhelmed is common but is not something you should ignore. Skills such as note-taking, reading strategies, and preparing for tests are just a few of the areas that many students find difficult to master.  But there is no need to feel stressed or anxious because the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) Academic Mentors are here to help you!

    Compared to traditional academic tutoring services, academic mentoring offers a more personal analysis of study skills approach. Mentors work one-on-one with students to provide strategic support and guidance throughout the semester. Mentors are trained to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of their mentees and how to best support their academic goals.  Mentors are older, experienced students, who work alongside their mentees as accountability partners. Students meet weekly with their mentor. During the meetings, mentors provide students with resources. share their knowledge on how to be successful in school and offer suggestions on how to improve the student’s overall college experience.  Mentors are there to help with skills like time management, goal setting, habit tracking, study skills, and more. The Academic Mentor Program at Baylor is committed to student success in the classroom and beyond.

Meet Our Mentors

  • Thracy Arrieche

    Hi! My name is Thracy Arrieche and I earned my B.A in Psychology in my home country Venezuela. I'm currently in the School Psychology EdS program here at Baylor. I'm interested in multicultural school settings and having professional experience in Latin-America. My favorite place to be is anywhere near the Caribbean sea!

  • Emily Branson

    Hi! My name is Emily Branson, and I am a first-year graduate student in the School Psychology Ed.S program. I received my bachelor's degree from Texas State University, where I majored in Psychology with a minor in Biology. I am originally from Abilene, and in my free time I like to read, listen to records, and thrift! Sic 'em Bears!

  • Helina Gabriel

    Hi! My name is Helina Gabriel and I am a first-year graduate student in the School Psychology EDS program here at Baylor. I completed my undergrad at Oregon State University (sco beavs) and majored in both Elementary Education and Human Development and Family Sciences. I am from the beautiful state of Oregon, but I love Texas! Outside of school, I love to play volleyball, watch reality TV, and search for the best ice cream spots! Sic ‘Em Bears!

  • Ligia Tossato

    Hi! My Name is Ligia and I like grad school so much that I am getting my second Masters degree at Baylor!! I recently graduated with my Masters in Piano performance and pedagogy, and now, I am studying music theory. I am an international student from Brazil, and I did my undergraduate in piano performance and French at Eastern Kentucky University. I enjoy working as an academic mentor and as graduate assistant for the School of Music. I like to spend my free time with my purrfect cats and puppy!!

  • Patrick Delfanian

    Hey y’all! My name is Patrick Delfanian and I’m studying for a Masters degree in Economics at Baylor. I did my undergrad work in Engineering and already have a Masters in English Literature. When I’m not studying I listen to music, play music, write music, criticize music others write, and go on rants about the sad state of popular music. Come talk to me about any of my interests: Bach, Vivaldi, Metallica, Ron Swanson, Green Bay Packers, Miraculous Ladybug, and how Tobey Maguire is the only good Spiderman.

  • Chloe Caballero

    Hello! My name is Chloe Caballero and I earned my B.A. in Professional Writing and Rhetoric with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Baylor University. I am currently receiving my Masters in Communication here at Baylor, where I also serve in the Graduate Fellowship for the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. In my free time I love to watch movies, paint, baking, and go grab coffee at Pinewood!

  • Songz Nkolombe

    Hi! My name is Songezo Nkolombe and I am an MDiv student at Truett Seminary, Baylor! My undergrad was at Global University in Springfield, Missouri. I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Alyssa Reimer

    Hello! My name is Alyssa Reimer and I am a first-year graduate student in the School Psychology EdS program. I received my bachelor's degree from Texas Lutheran University, where I studied Psychology and Sociology. I am originally from San Antonio, Texas, but I absolutely love Waco. I have played soccer since I was 3 years old! During my soccer career, I played both collegiate and semi-professional soccer. I no longer play, so my free time now is filled with watching movies and taking care of my sweet puppy, Bumi. Sic 'em Bears!

  • Bethany Fernandes

    Hello! My name is Bethany Fernandes and I'm a second-year student in the school psychology Ed.S. program. I graduated from Baylor in May of 2021 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Outside of mentoring you can find me cheering on our Bears in basketball or studying in my personal favorite spot, Armstrong Browning Library.

  • Rameen Haroon

    Hi! My name is Rameen Haroon and I am a Masters in Public Health student at Baylor! I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021 and decided to continue to study public health! I also teach the undergraduate PUBH 1145 class here at Baylor! I enjoy working with students to ensure their success, and that's why I became an academic mentor alongside being a teacher. I like to spend my free time with my two cats, Mei and Bumi!

  • Hailey Short

    Howdy! My name is Hailey Short, and I am a first-year graduate student in the School Psychology EdS program. I’m originally from Portland, Oregon, and I graduated with my BSEd in Special Education from Loyola Chicago. If I’m not working or studying, you can find me curled up on my couch with my cat, a cup of coffee, and a book. I am open to any and all coffee and ice cream shop recommendations. Sic ‘em Bears!

  • Emily Larkins

    Howdy! My name is Emily Larkins. I graduated from A&M with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Healthy Development. I am a second year graduate student in the School Psychology EdS program at Baylor. I love to read, write, and watch movies. My favorite movie is definitely the original Jumanji.

How Can I Get an Academic Mentor?

  • To request a mentor or to receive more information, call or e-mail Trish Baum at 710-8771.