EAP: Be A Mentor

EAP students are assigned to a study skills class where they will work with English language tutors. These tutors, who are Drury students, meet with EAP students on a weekly basis to help with homework, provide conversation practice, and advise students on American culture and campus life.

Jasmine Chuah

Jasmine is a senior from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and she has been a mentor for the past two years. Last fall, she founded the Honors Peer to Peer Mentoring Program. Apart from mentoring, she is also very passionate about education within underprivileged communities. In Summer 2016, she took up an opportunity in Milwaukee to teach inner city kids at a public chartered school. In May 2017, she will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Political Science.

Most recently, she has been accepted into the MA program in Education Management at King’s College London where she will be attending in September 2017.


Natalie Maxson

Natalie is a junior from Springfield, Missouri and she has been a mentor for the past two and a half years. Some of her favorite EAP memories include volunteering at the Fairbanks with EAP students during orientation and learning how to make crepes with them at the Foreign Languages House. Last fall, she was part of the team who presented at the Foreign Languages Institute conference. She’s also an active member of the Drury Honors Program.  In May 2018, she will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Spanish. She hopes to take a gap year in South America before heading off to graduate school.


Bella Melena

Bella is a sophomore who’s originally from Arvada, Colorado and she has been on the mentor team for a year now.  Apart from mentoring, she is on the Drury’s women tennis team. Every summer, she works with kids at the Meadow Creek Tennis Club. She’s also an active member of the Drury Honors Program. In May 2019, she will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Upon graduation, she hopes to go to medical school and specialize in oncology.


Katelyn Morrison

Katelyn is a junior from Monett, Missouri and she has been on the mentor team for a year now. She is currently working on a Bacterial Metabolism research project. In May 2018, she will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She plans to get her PhD in Genetics and pursue a career in academia.