Peer Educational Guidance & Support (PEGS)

Let us help you navigate your future.

Our team of Peer Educators has been created for students just like you. Some of our PEGS tutors are embedded in our College for Working Adults courses. PEGS tutors bring academic skills and culturally responsive tutoring and mentoring to their work with students.
Our PEGS team is available to assist with: 
    • Tutoring for your courses
    • Mentoring-Our Peer Educators are current SBCC students, as well as SBCC alumni who have transferred to universities and understand the community college, transfer, and post-traditional student experience. 
Our PEGS team is available to provide support with:
    • Navigating your schedule as an online, evening, and/or part-time or "flex" student
    • Connecting you with student resources (EOPS/CARE, DSPS, Financial Aid, University Transfer Center, CESJ, and more)
    • Supporting your academic goals
    • Finding local resources
    • Time management
    • Study skills

Meet the PEGS Team

Kathryn Herndon: Health Information Teachnology (HIT)
Hello everyone! I am working on becoming a medical coder. I am almost done with the SBCC medical coding program and I will be able to take my AHIMA CPC certification exam soon. I will also have an Associates Degree in HIT in the spring. I have done this medical coding program exclusively online with SBCC and I have enjoyed it very much. The flexibility of being online helped out a lot during the pandemic, it gave my husband and I a chance to work and raise our new baby remotely.  I have my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge and I enjoy working on my education. I look forward to having a career in health information and assisting other HIT student's on their journey.
Fall semester schedule:
Kathryn can assist you with HIT 101 & 102. Availability varies between the afternoon and evenings Tuesday- Friday. 
Samuel Wall: Math and Physics
I've been in college off and on since graduating in 2003 so I know the struggle of life and school and work. I'm a father looking to make another pivot in my career. I'm currently a Certified Nurse Assistant studying Cancer Information Management. I'm good in math. I enjoy physics. But above all, I just really like helping people out.
Fall semester schedule:
Samuel has varied days of availability that will change from month to month.
Rawle Paul: Mathematics
Rawle is a 2 year student majoring in Mathematics for transfer, Co-President of the Honors College, and PEGS tutor in MATH 97, 107 and 137. As a second-year student at SBCC, Rawle has learned that community is one of the most important parts of success in college. PEGS has provided him an opportunity to contribute to that community through serving as a peer tutor for post-traditional students and providing an outlet for pressing questions that may present an obstacle to students returning to the academic atmosphere after a period of time. In addition to math tutoring, Rawle can also provide guidance in economic courses and answer questions about the Honors Program at SBCC.
Fall semester schedule:
Rawle is available to tutor for Mathematics, specifically Math 97, 107 and 137. He is also available to help with Economics courses and information on Honors programs. Rawle is available Tuesdays and Fridays 12pm-3pm.
Liz Munday: Psychology and Sociology

Hello everyone! I am a recent SBCC graduate – Spring of 2021 – and a new transfer student to UC Santa Barbara. While I graduated from SBCC with degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, and Liberal Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Arts and Humanities, my transfer major is Sociology with a minor in Applied Psychology. I have tutored for both sociology and astronomy here at SBCC for the past two years and am excited to now tutor for psychology as well. My educational goal is to apply to the sociology MA/PhD program at UCSB where I can dive into research and then move on to my career goal of teaching at a community college.

If you find yourself in need of any organizational or time management tips/advice, please do not hesitate to reach out. It is my passion! As a working mother of a freshman in high school and a first-time college student myself, I know that juggling multiple schedules and commitments can be challenging or feel overwhelming at times. I would love to help you review your class schedules, assignment due dates, and other commitments and create a game plan/study schedule that works for you. Have a great semester!
Fall semester schedule:
Tuesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursdays 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Fridays 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Elizabeth Roboz: Statistics and English
SBCC transfer, currently attending UC Berkeley, majoring in Statistics and Rhetoric. Elizabeth can assist with transfer information, transfer plans, campus exploration, transfer applications, and food resources (CalFresh, Foodbank, SBCC Pantry).
Fall semester schedule:
Elizabeth tutors in Statistics and English. She can also help with transfer information, campus exploration, and food resources. Elizabeth is available Mondays from 5pm-8pm, Wednesdays from 12pm-5pm, Fridays from 10am-2pm and Sundays from 5pm-8pm. 
Layla Tondravi: Psychology

Layla graduated from SBCC in the spring of 2020 with an AA in Psychology and Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is currently attending UCLA, where she majors in Psychology and minors in Brain and Behavioral Health. Layla has been a Psychology Department tutor at SBCC for the past two years, tutoring for PSY 100, 110, 150, 175, and 200. As a PEGS tutor, she provides tutoring in Psychology as well as individualized mentoring. When she attended SBCC, Layla was Executive Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa (previously VP of Service), a TAP member, an Honors student, and a member of the Sustainability Work Group. If you would like to be more involved on campus, she can connect you with those organizations and many more! Additionally, she can provide information on transferring (how to craft your resume/experiences, how to apply to UCs and other schools, how to write personal statements, etc.), housing, jobs on campus, local resources for mental health, and organizations that support sustainability. Lastly, she can provide information for students post transfer, including tips on dealing with imposter syndrome, how to land a research position, how to join the Honors program at your UC (she currently serves as an Honors Fellow at UCLA), how to be involved in student government (and various clubs), and campus housing (she will serve as a Resident Assistant this fall). 

Fall semester schedule:
Layla tutors for the Psychology department, specifically Psy 100, 110, 150, 175 and 200. She can also help with information on campus involvement and organizations, housing and jobs on campus, resources for mental health, organizations that support sustainability, and information for students post-transfer. Layla is available Mondays from 9 am-11 am and Wednesdays from 9 am-10 am and 12pm-2pm.