The Future Frontier: Tutoring Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World
Regrettably, GaTA is no longer accepting proposals as final selection for presenters is now underway for the upcoming Zoom conference on October 22nd, 2021
Please consider submitting proposals for next year’s conference presentations
We welcome proposals from full-time learning assistance professionals, administrators, peer tutors, and professional tutors alike. GaTA recognizes the value in each of these perspectives in our conference sessions.
Learning assistance looks different in our (hopeful) post-COVID world and this certainly applies to tutoring. The Georgia Tutoring Association strives to support professionals and peer educators in tutoring, which includes networking and professional development. Peer educators, namely tutors, have been ushered into the online world of learning assistance, which brought both opportunities and challenges. This year’s GaTA annual conference will also be held online, fully embracing the convenience and accessibility of the online platform. During this time of social, political and even educational unrest, it is also important to recognize the unique voices and perspectives our peer tutors and professionals bring to higher education.Their work is grounded in theory but exists in reality. This year, GaTA 2021 explores these realities and reflects on a tumultuous 2020. GaTA welcomes proposals examining how tutoring exists in these virtual contexts and how the important work of tutoring centers paves the way for student success across higher education.
The conference theme can be addressed in a variety of ways in the proposals. Here are some questions to consider to get you thinking critically about our post-pandemic work:
- What are the measures of student success used in your center?How are tutors and consultants trained to help students succeed? Does this differ post-COVID?
- What are some differences in attitudes toward student success in various tutoring centers at your institutions?
- How can professionals and peer educators practice diversity, equity, and inclusivity in their daily work?
- How do administrators, tutors, and consultants leverage self-care practices to preserve their stamina in pursuing student success?
However you choose to address this topic, we invite you to submit a robust proposal featuring student success as it relates to the following contexts. This is not an exhaustive list:
- Post-COVID training
- Social Media
- Writing center engagement
- Grant-funded programming
- Gender and Language Diversity
- Refugee Students
- Title IX
- Tutoring Methods & Modalities
- Health and Wellness
- Activism and social justice
- Marketing & Branding