Testimonial - Brittany Woods

Brittany WoodsWhere Are They Now Wednesday

I graduated from high school in 2007, and I dropped out of college. I was not focused my freshman year, nor did I have the support I needed, therefore I thought college was not for me. I went back to Chattanooga State during the pandemic 2020. My second time around enrolling in college I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I had a plan to transfer to Middle Tennessee State University. I also knew what classes I needed to take and I stuck to my plan. I was so nervous because I thought I wasn’t smart enough for college. I will never forget my Composition 1 professor Griffin. I was intimidated by her because I had to get used to doing homework and having a professor grade my assignments. I felt judged because I thought I wasn’t going to make it.

Attending tutoring helped improve my grades. My favorite tutor was Tanesha. She was there to listen to me when I wanted to give up, which was every day during our tutoring sessions. I stated, “I will not be back.” Mentally I didn’t feel like I would pass all my classes. Tanesha said, “This is a marathon, you’re in a race, and you’re almost at the finish line.” Her words will always stick with me. I still think of her and her words of encouragement.

I’m a junior at Middle Tennessee State University, and my major is Recording Industry Commercial Songwriting. College has enhanced my life in many ways because I’m a part of the Grammy U mentorship program. College has taught me structure and it builds character.