“Jessica was really helpful and encouraging.”
“She always made sure that I understood the material.”
These are some of the ways the 2008 Michigan Tutorial Association Tutor of the Year Jessica Lounds of Lansing Community College has been described by her students.
Jessica is kind and compassionate when working with students. She has the abuility to help students feel comfortable when striving to learn new and difficult material. Jessica is a very talented, caring person; she is excellent at individualizing her tutoring strategies based on the needs of her students.
Jessica is willing to step up and take responsibility where needed in order for the LCC program to run smoothly and efficiently. Each year she completes the requirements for CRLA Master Tutor even though she has already acheived that certification. She actively participates in planning and implementing training for others, and she inspired and initiated a mentoring program for our tutorial staff.
Jessica has been employed by LCC Tutoring Services for the past five years. When she began, she had earned on associate’s degree, and since then she has earned three more– two magna cum laude and two summa cum laude. In addition to her many LCC responsibilities, Jessica added a new role to her repertoire when she and her husband Derek welcomed new arrival Kelda Jo to their family.
Renee Mickelson, Coordinator of Services for LCC, nominated Jessica for the Tutor of the Year Award.