Drew Knight Awarded LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor
January 29, 2019
BATON ROUGE – LSU Petroleum Engineering senior, Drew Knight, a native of Houston, Texas, is the 2018-2019 recipient of the LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor Award in recognition of his service and commitment to the CAS tutoring program.
Knight is responsible for tutoring several different subjects in the Shell Tutorial Center including introductory physics, calculus, civil engineering and German. After graduation he hopes to be employed as a petroleum or process engineer.
Bahareh Kokabian, Ph.D., LSU CAS Tutorial Coordinator, said, “Drew is always willing to help students and shows passion and dedication for helping others succeed. Overall, he’s a model for our students and staff with his positive attitude and tutoring skill set.”
Knight explained one of the reasons he enjoys being a tutor is helping his peers succeed at LSU. He said, “I have always found that if I have the time, energy and ability to assist others academically, I owe it to them. I enjoy seeing students go from completely puzzled at a problem to feeling excited about their success.”
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 subject areas that are historically difficult. Each tutor in the Shell Tutorial Center is internationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association which requires them to complete a minimum of 10 hours of training 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.
To find out more about LSU CAS Supplemental Instruction, please visit the Supplemental Instruction page on the CAS website.
Media Contact: Amanda Rabalais
Center for Academic Success