Member, Skills Support Team
Hometown: Clayton, Calif.
Undergraduate: U.C. Berkeley
Monday from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Skills Support Team office in Northwest Hall.
Aimee Martin is currently a fourth year part-time student and is in her third year on the skills support team. She grew up in Clayton, California — a city in the East Bay. She received a Bachelor's Degree in history from UC Berkeley. While at Cal, Aimee played for the women's rugby team. Before attending McGeorge and during her first year, Aimee worked at an urgent care pediatrics clinic and at The Container Store. She enjoyed both positions. Aimee has two dogs, Tonks and Granger. She considers playing with them a great break from studying.
Aimee remembers how nervous she was during her first year of law school. But, over time, the nervousness subsided, and she ended up loving her experiences. Aimee attended each of the skills hour sessions and credits them with helping her to succeed. Initially, Aimee struggled in a class that didn't allow her to take notes on a computer, but after working with Academic Support, Aimee was able to refocus and succeed.
Aimee excelled in many of the first year courses. Several professors chose her written exams as sample "best" answers and she has received several Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence. After midterms in her first year, students began to elicit Aimee's advice, and she was happy to help.
Aimee's advice to incoming first years is to do practice exams. She also recommends that students attend the Skills Hours and not be afraid to ask for help. Finally, as she reminds herself, getting an answer wrong during class is not the end of the world. Feel free to stop by just to say "hi" or to ask for help! If you can't make her office hours, email her and she's happy to set up a meeting.