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

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!

  • Alyssa Conyers

    Hi! My name is Alyssa Conyers and I am a second year graduate student in the School Psychology EdS program. I did my undergrad at Miami University of Ohio and studied psychology and child development. I just moved to Texas a year ago and I love it already. In my free time, I enjoy working out, reading, and watching reality TV shows. I also love to travel and have been to 5 countries so far!

  • 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!

  • Kayla Garrett

    Hello! My name is Kayla Garrett and I completed my B.S. in Humanitarian Engineering right here at Baylor University! I am now working on my PhD in Environmental Science, particularly in the area of renewable energy technology and sustainable development as it relates to equitable energy access. I was a member of the Baylor University Golden Wave Band in my undergrad at Baylor, and continue to love the community of the Baylor Spirit. I spend my free time hiking and exploring with my dog Wattson, reading, and taking care of my large collection of plants!

  • Caitlyn Morgan

    Hi! My name is Caitlyn Morgan and I am a second year graduate student in the School Psychology EdS program. I completed undergrad at Texas Tech University and studied Psychology and Spanish. In my free time, I enjoy baking and traveling.

  • 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!!

  • Rachel Pask

    Hi! My name is Rachel Pask, and I’m in my second year in the School Psychology EdS program. I went to undergrad at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and studied Child Development, Psychology, and Spanish. I’m originally from Dallas, and have loved being back in Texas these last couple of years. I’ve done ballet my whole life, love running and exercising, and spend a lot of my free time traveling!

  • 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!

  • 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!

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.

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