Omar Kana Awarded Most Improved Supplemental Instruction Leader, Hayden Hawkins and Malcolm Youngblood Awarded Outstanding New Supplemental Instruction Leaders
The LSU Center for Academic Success (CAS) awarded biochemistry senior, Omar Kana as this year’s Most Improved Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader [DL1] and Hayden Hawkins and Malcolm Youngblood as the Outstanding New SI Leaders.
Kana currently leads SI sessions for Physics and has been a SI leader for the past
two years. This
past year he approached his sessions differently noting advice from his mentors and more experienced SI leaders. Additionally, Kana incorporated learning techniques from the book Making It Stick.
"We are very proud of all three leaders. Each has made a mark in their own way. Omar has a done a great job of incorporating feedback and building on his experience. Hayden and Malcolm performed so well that they made the decision for New SI very difficult. So, we figured why fight it? Just pick both," said Assistant Director Matthew Mattox. Read full press release.
Anna Sightler Awarded LSU CAS Outstanding Supplemental Instructor
LSU Accounting Senior, Anna Sightler, from Franklinton, La, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Saundra Yancy McGuire Outstanding Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader award in recognition of her service and commitment to the SI program.
Sightler leads SI sessions for Accounting 2001, where business students are introduced to financial accounting. She has been a SI leader for the last five consecutive semesters at LSU.
Susan Saale, LSU CAS Associate Director commented on Sightler saying, “Under Anna’s leadership the Accounting SI program has grown significantly. We have been very fortunate to have such a dedicated person in the position in its initial stages.” Read Anna's full press release.
David Phan Named LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor
LSU Junior, David Phan, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the D.D. and Fran Smith Outstanding Tutor Award for his level of service in 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.”