David Phan Named LSU CAS Outstanding Tutor


By: Sarah Stafford
January 30, 2018


     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.”

   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 the requirements named above, and went further to become CRLA certified as an                 Advanced Level II Tutor. 

    "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.” Matthew              Mattox, Assistant Director of Academic Support.

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 achieve the 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 various academic programs and online services including a Virtual Learning Center. The LSU CAS is internationally recognized for more than 25 years of work in student learning and metacognition, and is one of three university learning centers certified by the National College Learning Center Association as a center of excellence.


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