Tyler Ward Awarded LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor

Tyler Ward
October 18, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Center for Academic Success awarded Tyler Ward, from Prairieville, Louisiana, the 2022 Outstanding Tutor Award in recognition of his service and commitment to the tutor program. Ward is studying biology and psychology and in his fifth semester tutoring algebra, trigonometry, statistics, chemistry and biology at the CAS Shell Tutorial Center. 

“I am just tremendously blessed,” Ward said. “I don’t tutor for awards or even for money, and I’m glad the students have this opportunity for free. A huge part of what we do is relationship building and trust building. If they trust and understand what you’re saying, that makes the tutoring process so much easier.”

Other CAS Shell Tutorial Center award winners include:

  • Best New Tutors
    Hayden Noblet (Prairieville, LA)
    Kiarra Moore (Providence, RI)
    Patrick Crifasi (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Outstanding Study Group Leader
    Bailey Malveaux (Zachary, LA)
  • Exemplary Leadership and Service
    Esmeralda Ramirez (Houston, TX)
    Brock Daigle (Houma, LA)
  • Outstanding Support Staff
    Lauren Authement (Fairhope, AL)
  • Best New Support Staff
    Bradley Brown (New Orleans, LA)


All CAS tutors must complete training to become certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. To become Level One CRLA certified, tutors must complete a minimum of 10 hours pertaining to tutoring best practices, 50 hours of tutoring and course participation in the subject they are tutoring with an A or B final grade. Some CAS tutors complete additional CRLA training to be certified for Levels Two and Three.

The LSU Center for Academic Success helps students achieve the higher levels of learning necessary for academic success in college and beyond. CAS offers free services such as tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching and various academic programs and online services. The LSU CAS is internationally recognized for nearly 30 years of work in student learning and metacognition and is one of only two learning centers in the country twice certified by the National College Learning Center Association as a Center of Excellence.

Media Contact: Varonika Ware and Deborah Layzell
Center for Academic Success
vware2@lsu.edu and dlayze1@lsu.edu