Graduate Student Support

Learning & Writing Strategies Peer Educators provide one-to-one or small group peer-to-peer support to students in Elon graduate programs. Peer Educators offer help with:

  • locating ineffective study strategies that can be replaced with more effective strategies; improving time management; creating a study plan for an upcoming assignment/exam; setting academic goals and charting a path to achievement
  • aspects of the writing process including: brainstorming, outlining, revising, and editing.

Currently, Learning & Writing Strategies Peer Educators are recruited from the Masters of Higher Education program to serve all graduate students. They are trained and supported by Learning Assistance and The Writing Center within the Center for Writing Excellence. Graduate students can also utilize The Writing Center by making an appointment with a trained undergraduate student; more info here.

To schedule a session with our Learning & Writing Strategies Peer Educators create an account in our scheduling system and then search for “Graduate Learning and Writing Strategies” as the course or search by tutor name.

Learning & Writing Strategies Peer Educators

Photo of Ivy Breivogel (she/hers/hers).

Ivy Breivogel (she/hers/hers)

I’m second-year graduate student in the Master of Arts in Higher Education program. My Graduate Apprenticeship is in International Student Services, and I also work as an intern with Spirit and Pride (Religious Life and the Gender and LGBTQIA+ Center). I’m excited to help in this Peer Educator role with writing tips, adjustment to grad school – having had a hard cultural transition to Elon myself – and organization, especially with time management and learning strategies. I worked in a similar role with first-year students at my undergrad and loved the chance to get to know other students and help figure out what works for each person. I look forward to working with you!

Photo of Odaly Rivas (she/her/hers).

Odaly Rivas (she/her/hers)

I’m a second-year graduate student in the Master of Arts in Higher Education program who serves as the Graduate Apprentice in the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (CREDE). I’m excited to be in this role as a Peer Educator because as a first-generation student, I recognize and encourage the significance of peer support, especially as a graduate student. I have witnessed and experienced how it can provide social affirmation and mental motivation in addition to academic support. I look forward to building mutually beneficial peer relationships and helping those I work with overcome challenges, but also celebrate successes during their graduate studies!