About the ckc

College Knowledge Center is the Bryan - College Station area's premiere academic success and tutoring center for College Students at Blinn and Texas A&M. We focus on making sure each student has the individual attention to receive the skills necessary to succeed.


Meet our Team


leslie Mcginnis

MS Education Curriculum - Texas A&M

I taught math at Blinn College for 18 years. I began tutoring out of my house soon after while also helping students successfully complete Texas A&M and transfer from Blinn to Texas A&M. I have a passion for helping students succeed whether that is in a math course or in general. When I am not working, I enjoy my family’s yearly float on the Frio River.


Patrice poage

PhD. Mathematics Education - Texas A&M

I taught math for almost 20 years at Texas A&M University and Blinn College. I have a passion for students, including a strong desire to help each one succeed in mathematics, as well as, life in general. God has blessed me with an amazing family, including 3 active sons who keep me busy.  During my free time I love running and reading.



“Dr Poage is genuinely the best. She takes time to get to know everyone and doesn’t give up on you even when you let her know that you hate math. She has a knack for teaching math in a way that can almost be called fun. I am hopeless at math, but thanks to her and Leslie I was able to pass her class with an A. 10/10 recommend.”
— Hannah '21
“Leslie made my dream of getting into Mays Business School a reality! She didn’t just tutor in math and offer me academic advice, she believed in me and pushed me to succeed. She found a way for my dreams to come true, there is no-one else like her!”
— Connor '18
“From note taking skills, to study skills and everything in between, Mrs. McGinnis is the reason I am in the masters at Texas A&M University for education. Most importantly, she believes in her students and pushes them to succeed even if you have to try a second time. There is no way I would be where I am today without her help.”
— Amanda '19