Learning Styles: Fuhgeddaboudit?

By Tamar Cantwell Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center, Mercer University When I held my first tutor training workshop in 2016, I cheerfully launched into the theory of learning styles, about which I knew little. The idea that we each think and learn best in different ways is compelling for a couple of reasons; taking personal inventories like the VARK seems to confirm our uniqueness, and...
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Engaging with Your Campus Community

By Duane Theobald Director of the University Writing Center (UWC) & President-Elect of GaTA As administrators in our centers, we have aspects of our work that consume our time: hiring and training tutors, adhering to budgets, attending meetings, etc. When I took over the role as administrator of the University Writing Center at the University of West Georgia, there were several moving parts...
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Upswing Receives Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We are excited to hear that Upswing, one of our 2017 conference sponsors, received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand Ana, their current student-retention project. Sales Marketing Manager, Brent Hametner, says, "If there's one thing I think any higher education admin would be interested in hearing about it would be Upswing's SMS virtual assistant, Ana."  After...
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Surviving Finals

Last fall, we asked our members for pictures of their tutoring centers and final exam activities, and we received a couple of great ideas! Mercer University’s Academic Resource Center turned its “Brag Board” into a space where tutors and tutees could offer their tried-and-true practices for surviving finals week. Athens Technical College’s Student Support Services cheered on its students...
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