Sean NesloneyJuly 23, 2018
If you find yourself struggling with a class, just know you don’t have to go at it alone. Whatever the subject or course, there’s more than likely a helpful resource who can help you along every step of the way.
On a Friday afternoon, when others might be planning their weekends, Sean Nesloney is a flurry of motion. Weaving in and out of students at a tutoring table for math, he deftly helps them with solving their problems from inside the Q Lab, a massive tutoring space covering almost an entire wing of the John Peace Library.
Sean has been a tutor in the Q Lab for about a year now. He loves learning and enjoys working through a good problem, which is why he decided to double major in both math and physics.
“Solving puzzles is my favorite part of math and physics. You’re breaking apart this complex system and extracting the information that you want to know from it, which is exciting. I was always a tinkerer growing up—taking apart remotes, Legos and other stuff. So this was a natural fit for me.”
As a tutor for math, physics and engineering, Sean has a lot of variety in his work day and has to constantly shift gears to support students as he bounces from one subject to the next. It’s all worth it for those moments when he sees someone understand a topic they were previously struggling with. It’s playing a small role in those euphoric moments that Sean enjoys most about his job. And to top it all off, he loves being on campus and couldn’t be happier to be a Roadrunner.
“I chose UTSA because it’s close to home, the tuition was the right price, and it’s such an accessible campus,” said Sean. “I’m very glad that I came here because I love UTSA.”
Sean’s advice to new students is to investigate all the resources available on campus. College is a new experience, and it pays to know people like your professors and places like the Q Lab that you can turn to for help.