Welcome to the Georgia Tutoring Association (GaTA) where our mission is to foster the recognition and
importance of tutoring to enhance student academic success and retention throughout the state of
Georgia. We are delighted that you’re interested in our organization!
This year, we are thrilled to invite members and non-members alike to GaTA 2022! This year, we celebrate 20 years of GaTA, including Train the Trainer events, annual conferences, and networking opportunities. GaTA began as a way to connect Georgia professionals in learning assistance but has grown in to so much more. This organization is now one that welcome members from all over the world and works to provide unique experiences, both in person and online. Each year, GaTA hosts its annual conference, but COVID-19 forever changed the way we thought of this yearly event. We’re so happy to include folks from all over the field, each bringing their own perspective that adds to our collective knowledge.
This year as we began to consider #gata20th, we reimagined the idea of having a Board and opened up the group to a more informal conference planning committee. This group is made up of individuals committed to helping make #gata20th successful. It’s not too late for you to get involved as well – we consider members fore this work year-round, so feel free to email us with any interest. GaTA’s annual conferences are made possible because of the dedicated work of volunteers, and we could always use more!
As we celebrate GaTA’s 20th anniversary, we ask you to consider how our past and present work can foster a legacy worth leaving in higher education. Our work does not exist in a vacuum; learning assistance has witnessed and been affected by current events. Yes, the work learning assistance professionals do every day is critical to retention and graduation, but our work also impacts the students we serve and the world in which we exist. Now is the time to revisit the legacy this work will leave. We hope to “see” you in our exciting and dynamic virtual space for #gata20th!
We encourage presenters from all backgrounds to submit proposals, including faculty in learning centers, peer tutors, student SI leaders, and staff members, including professional tutors. It is the exceptional contributions of our presenters and volunteers that will make our 20th GaTA annual conference a memorable one.
Your GaTA 2022 Conference Planning Committee