A sophomore in Biochemistry with a minor in Hispanic Studies, Kathryn Grace Neal ’25 thrives on connecting with others. In between studies, she is a tutor with Converse’s Center of Academic Excellence, which offers one-on-one tutoring to all Converse undergraduate students, free of charge.
Converse tutors are known for building relationships with students and supporting them beyond academics. Kathryn Grace takes this to heart, saying, “I tutor as a way to connect and establish relationships with my fellow peers and faculty.”
Kathryn Grace embodies Converse’s values through building relationships, understanding peers’ needs, and helping them feel comfortable at Converse University.
Get to know Kathyrn Grace:
Why did you choose to be a Converse tutor?
Because of my future aspiration of working in healthcare and becoming a doctor, I wanted to tutor as a way to help others at [Converse]. However, establishing lifetime relationships with my peers and faculty is the most important aspect of why I tutor.
How do you balance school work and being an EMT?
My main priority, regardless of my work schedule, is succeeding in my academics. To ensure my success, I made sure I found a job in healthcare that would be flexible with my school schedule.
I usually work over the weekend, so I make sure I get assignments done before the weekend. My crazy schedule can get difficult at times, but I make sure I use all my available time in between classes, and after classes to do my necessary assignments and make time for studying.
What are your career goals?
Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of being a doctor. Since then, I have worked hard to ensure my dream would come true. I have always loved the sciences, but in particular, I love chemistry and biology.
Throughout high school, I took rigorous science classes, and in college, I pursued classes that are prerequisites for Medical school. I hope to use my major throughout my career to enhance my studies in medical school. My dream medical school is the University of Miami in Florida.
“I appreciate how invested each professor is in ensuring student comprehension and success.”Kathryn Grace Neal ’25
What is your favorite thing about Converse?
My favorite thing about Converse is how close-knit the professors are to the students and ensuring they succeed in their classes. Ever since my first classes as a freshman, every professor I had made sure all the students had everything they needed to be successful in their classes.
This relationship also is apparent outside the classroom, with extra homework/assignment help, and private study sessions. I absolutely love and appreciate how invested each professor is in ensuring student comprehension and success.