The mission of the Georgia Tutoring Association is to foster the recognition and importance of tutoring to enhance student academic success and retention throughout the state of Georgia.
- To provide a network through which current trends in tutoring can be identified and innovations disseminated.
- To offer continuity and training for professionals, paraprofessionals, and students working in the field.
- To stimulate research on issues in Georgia education by offering a forum at which information can be shared.
- To work collaboratively with other national, regional and state organizations and persons having purposes supportive of, or in harmony with, the concerns of GaTA.
For fifteen years, the Georgia Tutoring Association (GaTA) has provided a means for post-secondary learning assistance professionals throughout the state of Georgia to network and share information, ideas, and best practices. GaTA membership is open to all staff, students and faculty members involved in learning assistance at public and private, two- and four-year colleges and technical colleges.
GaTA was a very active organization through the 2012 conference. In 2013, a combination of events caused the postponement and then cancellation of the yearly conference, after that the organization became inactive. March 2015, GaTA joined Georgia Perimeter College’s (GPC) Learning and Tutoring Center at the 3rd annual GPC Tutor Conference. At the GaTA reorganization meeting during the conference, new officers for 2015-2016 were elected and charged with planning the 2016 conference, creating a new website for GaTA, reviewing the current bylaws, establishing a social media presence, and planning a train the trainer event for tutoring center administrators fall 2015.