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K-State Today

November 16, 2023

Kim Dierks Tutor of Distinction scholarship recipient selected

Submitted by Academic Achievement Center

The Academic Achievement Center announces Alex Disberger as the fall 2023 Kim Dierks Tutor of Distinction scholarship recipient.

Alex Disberger, junior in finance, started as a peer tutor for the Academic Achievement Center this fall. Disberger has since tutored many K-State students in accounting, economics, math and statistics as both a drop-in and appointment tutor.

"My favorite part of tutoring is witnessing the moment my tutees realize that they are fully capable of solving each problem on their own," Disberger said. " I really enjoy their sincere excitement when they become confident in their own abilities. Helping students get to this point is what makes every appointment fulfilling."

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 is the free academic support package for all students while at K-State. Learn more about academic coaching, tutoring services and success tools by visiting k-state.edu/aac.