The Student Story: A Day in the Life of Thea Moresco
Thea Moresco, a Junior studying Retailing and Consumer Sciences, describes how the SALT Center fits into her routine.
During the school week, you might see Thea Moresco’s bright, contagious smile at any number of locations on the UA campus. She could be in class, hanging at the Student Union with friends, or getting some extra support at the SALT Center.
With a full course load, Thea’s weekly meetings with her Strategic Learning Specialist give her the opportunity to finetune her schedule: “I go to my Strategic Learning Specialist to help me organize my time, plan out my days…she helps me figure out good times to eat, to study, and to hang out with friends. There has to be a balance.”
Thea uses these time-management skills to help her self-advocate. She knows how to communicate effectively with her instructors, and ask for help when she needs it: “When my group needed to meet with our mentor for my Intro to Retailing class to discuss our final presentation before it was due, I arranged a time and place for all of us to get together.”
She also has the freedom to spend quality time with friends - “My girlfriends and I found this one time during the week where all three of us are free, so we get coffee. It’s wonderful because we get to share what’s going on in our lives.”
Thea takes advantage of the SALT Center’s tutoring services, where she can book subject-specific tutoring sessions for any of her classes: “Having that one-on-one time to discuss content with a tutor (someone who knows this information), helps solidify the concepts that I learn in class. They provide an environment of understanding, support, and help.”
Thea gives back to the SALT Center by serving as a Student Ambassador, representing the SALT Center at a variety of events: “It’s nice because the parents can get the perspective of a student who actually uses SALT Center services.”
"The SALT Center enhances my overall experience at the UA."
Thea’s daily life at the UA is certainly full, but she says that the SALT Center is a seamless and integral part of it: “The SALT Center enhances my over all experience at the UA. It’s not in my way, it’s not a problem, it’s not on my mind, it’s just part of my experience here, and it’s only made it better.”