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!
Working in higher education, we are always looking for ways to help the student academically and professionally. GaTA is a way for educators and administrators to come together and pool our ideas, techniques, and success stories. We do this mainly at our annual conference, the next of which will be on October 17, 2020, at the beautiful MGA Hatcher Conference Center in Macon, GA.
Our goal is to have as many colleges represented as possible so that we can all share great ideas to take back to our respective tutoring centers. We are always looking for presenters who are willing to share their expertise and curious minds who want the best for their colleges.
Our conference is not just for educators and administrators. Students can also benefit in a multitude of ways. Whether it is discovering their learning styles or adapting to the increasing presence of technology in higher education, GaTA offers growth for everyone. During the annual conference, we also host our Peer Tutor of the Year Award (TOY Award) as a way to spotlight an outstanding peer tutor.
In addition to our annual conference, GaTA hosts Train the Trainer every other year—an event specifically for administrators where we come together and focus on big-picture items that keep our centers running both efficiently and optimally. This event also gives us time to reflect on the vision we have for our individual centers. Our next Train the Trainer will be held in 2021.
We extend this invitation to you. Join in with all GaTA has to offer: attend our conferences, submit proposals, run for office, or send us an email with a great idea. Join our mission in making this the biggest and most productive conference for learning centers throughout Georgia and neighboring states.
President of GaTA, 2019-2020