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November 29, 2021

Fall 2021 Kim Dierks Tutor of Distinction scholarship recipient selected

Submitted by Academic Achievement Center

The Academic Achievement Center announces Carson Gido as the fall 2021 Kim Dierks Tutor of Distinction scholarship recipient.

Gido, a junior in biochemistry, started as a peer tutor for the Academic Achievement Center this year. Gido has spent more than 150 hours tutoring K-State students in biology, biochemistry and chemistry courses.

"My favorite part about tutoring is watching myself grow alongside my tutees," Gido said. "By helping them understand their course material, I also teach myself how to be a better tutor. This symbiotic relationship creates a very fun environment."

Kim Dierks, previous managing director of Tutoring Services, was an integral part of the Academic Achievement Center for more than 14 years. She dedicated her work to creating a place where all students are welcome and developed fantastic teams of student leaders. She provided students with opportunities for leadership, growth and achievement. Dierks continues to demonstrate her commitment to student success by honoring the work of student tutors through the generous gift made to fund the Kimberly Dierks Scholarship for Tutors of Distinction.

The Academic Achievement Center provides tools and resources for academic success. Learn more about Academic Coaching, Tutoring Services, Student Success Courses, Scholar Services and engagement with the Office of First-generation Students by visiting k-state.edu/aac.

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