Professor of The Month

The Study collaborates with academic departments across campus in order to provide accurate and high quality tutoring to students.  Many wonderful faculty and staff dedicate their time and effort to supporting The Study's mission of enhancing students' academic experience as early and often as possible.  The Study's Professor of The Month (POTM) program is one small way we can recognize a few of our valued partners.


October 2019 Professor of The Month:

Dr. Lisa Blue, Lecturer in General Chemistry


Dr. Blue is a CHE107 professor here at the University of Kentucky. Her favorite aspect of being a professor is connecting with students. She loves showing students that they can do anything if they are willing to put in the work. Of course, when Dr. Blue was in college, her favorite classes were the Chemistry classes! But, she also loved her freshman year English class because the professor provoked her to think about other people’s stories and their perspectives. 

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Blue loves interacting with colleagues from other departments. She loves to find common struggles and common solutions to those struggles. One UK tradition that Dr. Blue likes the most is the welcome back to campus in the Fall. She loves how UK welcomes the next generation to campus. Dr. Blue’s one word of advice to students is to persist.

The entire staff at The Study wants to thank Dr. Blue for all of her hard work and continuous support!


Previous Professor of The Month honorees:

  • September, 2019: Dr. Peter Perry, College or Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor
  • February, 2019: Dr. erica Whitaker, Lecturer in Mathematics
  • January, 2019: Dr. Melissa Pittard, Senior Lecturer in Statistics
  • October, 2018: Dr. Nathan Druivenga, Lecturer in Mathematics
  • September, 2018: Dr. Maxwell Ankrah, Academic Coordinator in Physics & Astronomy
  • April, 2018: Dr. Rob Denomme, Lecturer in Mathematics
  • February, 2018: Dr. Pete Mirabito, Associate Professor in Biology

Tutor of The Week

The Study has over 130 amazing tutors on staff and every week we highlight one.  These tutors go above and beyond to support student academic success here at UK.

Ghadi K. (9/8-9/14): If you stop in for chem tutoring this week, be sure to congratulate Ghadi - our tutor of the week! You can't miss him: he's the king of calm when he's needed most & always greets students with a warm smile! We're glad to have you on our team, Ghadi!


Janvi P. (9/15-9/21): Janvi, a psychology and political science double major, always creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone at The Study. She’s an expert at presenting info in new ways and helping tutees think outside the box.


Sydney G. (9/22-9/28): Sydney is a STA 210/296 tutor who has been doing a great job handling a large number of tutees this week. She creates a welcoming environment by greeting her regulars by name and actively builds an inclusive learning environment. Congratulations Sydney!


Kyle A. (9/29 - 10/5): Kyle is a new MA 213 tutor that constantly going the extra mile for his tutees.  He always knows what questions to ask in order to guide his tutees to a deeper understanding of the material. Great job Kyle!


Katrina E (10/6 - 10/12): Katrina does a great job GROUP tutoring, and is always encouraging her tutees.  She really knows how to make learning fun!  Next time your in for MA 113/114 tutoring make sure to congratulate Katrina!


Jordan B. (10/13 - 10/19): Jordan always brings a positive attitude to MA 109 tutoring. She also role model excellent academic habits such as receiving and using feedback to be the best tutor she can! Way to go Jordan!


Drew T. (10/20 - 10/26): Drew is a Physics tutor who makes sure to go above and beyond whenever helping his tutees, even staying late to answer last minute questions. Drew is constantly on top of the material, and makes sure to utilize his GROUP tutoring training while working with large groups of tutees.