David Phan Named 2017-18 LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor

By: Sarah Stafford
January 30, 2018

phanPictured: David Phan holding the 2017-18 Outstanding Tutor Award


   LSU Junior, David Phan, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the D.D. and Fran Smith Outstanding Tutor Award for his level of service at the          LSU CAS Shell Tutorial Center.

   As a chemical engineering major, Phan tutors students in various levels of math, physics, chemistry and engineering courses. This            semester will be his third working as a CAS tutor. 

   Phan said, "I enjoy tutoring because I am able to offer my knowledge to show my tutees how to conceptualize complex problems,              which allows them to have a strong foundation to tackle harder problems." 

   The process for selecting the Outstanding Tutor Award requires the tutor to pass level one of the College Reading and Learning                  Association (CRLA) certification process.  Additionally, student and supervisor feedback determine the tutor deserving of the award.         Phan met all of the requirements named above, and went further to become CRLA certified as an Advanced Level II Tutor. 

   Matthew Mattox, Assistant Director of Academic Support said, "David not only demonstrated tremendous content knowledge and             leadership to the students, but to his fellow tutors as well.  We challenge our veteran staff to step up and be role models for new                tutors.  He was the clear choice this year." 

Free tutoring in the Shell Tutorial Center is one of several CAS programs available to students to assist with persistence and timely graduation in their major of choice.  The walk-in tutoring service offers free assistance with homework, test preparation and study strategies in many subject areas with tutors always available for 1000 and 2000 level math and science courses.


To find out more about LSU CAS tutoring and other free academic resources, please visit lsu.edu/cas.





About LSU Center for Academic Success
The LSU Center for Academic Success (CAS) helps students obtain higher levels of learning necessary for academic success in college and beyond.  CAS offers services such as free tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Academic Coaching and other online resources.  The LSU CAS is internationally recognized for its 25+ years of work in student learning and metacognition, and is one of three university learning centers certified as a Learning Center of Excellence by the National College Learning Center Association.


Sarah Stafford
LSU Student Success
137 Johnston Hall, Baton Rouge, LA  70803