“SMC is a great school, and students should feel privileged to be here. People give you so much help, and it all works to help you realize your dreams.”
For Tiffany Nouri, a large part of life revolves around the care and teaching of children. “I’m now teaching kids from elementary school right up through the 8th grade as a tutor. And I teach them in every subject they might need help in: English to math to science. They bring out their homework, and we sit there and do it together. I just love working with kids, so when this opportunity came up, I jumped at it.” And Tiffany’s role as mentor to the young is something she hopes will help her to segue into her future career.
“I’m very involved with Sociology at the moment, but that’s a very wide field. So there are a lot of paths I can take from there. I plan to transfer to UCLA, finish my Bachelor’s degree, and then possibly study Medicine to become a pediatrician. But Pharmacy is also a field that intrigues me, so that could be my future as well.” But at the moment, it’s Sociology that Tiffany is immersed in; a study that she finds deeply fulfilling. “I’ve been studying with Professor Levy, and he has an amazing ability to connect whatever he’s teaching to everyday-life situations. He makes the class become very alive and, I could say, very inspirational.” And yet another aspect of Tiffany’s inspirational time at SMC has been through her involvement in the Scholars Program.
“I think this program can be of huge benefit when it comes time to transfer. Not all colleges accept this as an accomplishment,” she says. “But those that do—like UCLA—really pay attention when this appears on your transcript.” She adds, “At the end of every day, I want to feel like I’ve contributed something of value to the world. Helping kids—in whatever capacity—will just help me to go home feeling good about myself. Because I will have helped some little people find their own way.”