Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession

Engage. Educate. Empower.

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Orlando, Fl
March 16 - 19, 2025

Now Accepting Presentation Proposals!

Early Submission

Through August 1st

  • Pick your own presentation time. Accepted presenters will be allowed to pick their own presentation time starting at the beginning of September. Times will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis among early submission presenters.
  • Entry into a prize drawing for Disney Tickets. Winner will be notified by September 30. Prize award contingent on presenter meeting registration and payment deadlines. Only primary presenters are eligible.
  • Presentation featured in membership emails leading up to the conference.
  • Acceptance by August 20th
  • Registration must be paid by November 15th
.

Regular Submission

Through September 30th

  • Pick your own presentation time. Accepted presenters will be allowed to pick their own presentation time starting at the beginning of November from any remaining time slots. Times will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis among early submission presenters.
  • Entry into a prize drawing for $50 stipend. Winner will be notified by December 1. Prize award contingent on presenter meeting registration and payment deadlines. Only primary presenters are eligible.
  • Acceptance by October 20th
  • Registration must be paid by December 15th

Final Submission

Through October 31st

  • Acceptance by November 20th
  • Registration must be paid by January 30th

Things to Know:

  • Presentations Are Held Monday thru Wednesday

    Presentation slots will be assigned based on content.

    The types of sessions we are looking for are: paper/presentation, research, workshop, panel or roundtable, and demonstration.

  • Presentations Last for 50 Minutes

    All presentations will have a total run time of 50 minutes. This includes any Q&A and breaks as deemed appropriate by the presenter.

Interested?

Proposal Guidelines
Submit Now!

Registration Information

Member
Registration

$ 475
  • Pre-conference Workshops Require Additional Registration Fees
Early Bird

Non-Member
Registration

$ 600
  • Pre-conference Workshops Require Additional Registration fees
Early Bird

Important Registration Dates

Early Bird

Through February 3rd

Regular

February 4th - March 2nd

Late

After March 2nd
Member Rates

$475

$525

$600

Non-Member Rates

$600

$650

$725

Preconference Workshops

Morning Session

Coming Soon

Afternoon Session

Tutor Training 101

The ACTP tutor training workshop is intended to promote excellence in tutor training through the presentation of topics that will provide credit towards the tutor training certification. This workshop will cover tutoring basics - role playing, tutor contracts, self-regulated learning, study-skills, learning and cognition, and some basics of tutor training for coordinators. Please be ready to share ideas in this interactive workshop.

Morning Session

Coming Soon

Afternoon Session

Coming Soon

Morning Session

Information for New Tutoring Center Directors

Are you a new tutoring center director? Learn how to gain traction in your new environment and develop the basis for an action plan for the next year as well as a multi-year strategic plan. In this session, you will be presented with a multitude of ideas, resources, and tools to develop or enhance key facets of your tutoring center to increase its impact. Topics may include: conducting an informal review, developing vision/mission, planning, program design and implementation, training, budgeting, status reporting, creating a tutor handbook, managing and improving daily operations, developing an annual report, implementing an advisory board, dealing with bureaucracy, and more!

Keynote Speaker

John N. Gardner

John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
Biography

Venue Information

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista and Garden Lake Buena Vista

1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830

Room Rate Starting At $149/nt
Book by February 25, 2025

Vendor Information

Regular
Premier
Verbal Recognition at Welcome Reception
Vendor Information Table
Email to conference attendees
Customized Single Social Media Communication
Digital Recognition
Guaranteed Presentation Session
Conference Registrations
0
2

$700

$1,500

Naming Sponsorship (welcome reception, opening breakfast, etc) opportunities available!
Please email [email protected] for more information.

Conference at a Glance

Sunday

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration

  • 9:00am - 11:30am

Morning PreConference Workshops

  • 11:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon PreConference Workshops

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Reception

Monday

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibitor Hall

  • 10:00am - 10:50am

Concurrent Sessions

  • 11:00am - 11:50am

Concurrent Sessions

  • 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Keynote Lunch

  • 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • 4:00pm

Campus Visit

Tuesday

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibitor Hall

  • 8:00am - 8:50am

Breakfast on your own

  • 9:00am - 9:50am

Concurrent Sessions

  • 10:00am - 10:50am

Concurrent Sessions

  • 11:00am - 11:50am

Concurrent Sessions

  • 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Lunch on Your Own

  • 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm

Exhibitor Hall

  • 8:00am - 8:50am

Breakfast on your own

  • 9:00am - 9:50am

Concurrent Sessions

  • 10:00am - 10:50am

Concurrent Sessions

  • 11:00am - 11:50am

Concurrent Sessions

  • 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Lunch on Your Own

  • 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

Conference Sponsors

Session Schedule*

Time Ballroom A Ballroom B Ballroom C
9:00 am

Reframing the story: Next generation data analytics and tutoring frameworks

Geoff Bailey
Executive Director, REACH & Testing Services, University of Louisville
11:30 am

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm

Tutor Training 101

Veronica Sheehan
Pinder Naidu

Implementing Inquiry-Based Holistic Coaching to Promote Student Success

Brad Frailicks
Russ Hodges
Sarah Kravits
Academic Coach, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Not Just for Tutoring: Funding & Growing an Academic Coaching Program at an Existing Learning Assistance Center

John Findura
Writing Center Supervisor, Bergen Community College
Kelli Hayes
Academic Coaching Supervisor, Bergen Community College
4:00 pm

ACTP Certification Presentation

Pinder Naidu
Jan Hoffman
5:00 pm
Time Ballroom A Ballroom B Ballroom C Ballroom D Ballroom E
9:00 am

Tutorial Services – A Case Study at a community college

Elaine Harwood
Coordinator of Learning Services, Berkshire Community College

Compassion Fatigue in Higher Ed Writing Tutors

John Findura
Writing Center Supervisor, Bergen Community College
Kelly Keane
Bergen Community College

Embedded Learning Communities: Empowering Student Achievement and Success

Elizabeth Coghill
Executive Director, East Carolina University
Monquie Barrett
East Carolina University
10:00 am

Advocating for your Mental Health in the Workplace

Alaka'l Bene
University of North Carolina Charlotte

Is it Coaching? Is it Advising? Or Both? Let’s Talk!

Sarah Kravits
Academic Coach, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Creating a Learning Community of Peers through Strategic Communication

Bettina Becker
Assistant Director for Peer Assisted Learning, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Austin Butler
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Rachel Liang
University of North Carolina Charlotte

Diagnosing the Symptoms: Effective Academic Coaching

Vantrel Mainor
Coordinator for Academic Recovery Services/Tutor Coordinator, Savannah State University
11:00 am

Self-Efficacy, Coaching, and Tutoring

Hunter Boylan
Professor and Director Emeritus, National Center for Developmental Education

Revolutionizing Learning Spaces: Leveraging Technology to Boost Engagement in Online Tutoring Centers

Rosie Rey
Nightingale College
Raye Mahlberg
AVP Learner Experience, Nightingale College

Unlocking Potential: An Adaptive Approach to Coaching High-Achieving College Students

Adam Scales
Assistant Director of Academic Resources Institution, Washington and Lee University

Building Your Bracket: Working with Campus Partners

Nicholas Crawford
Assistant Director, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Ryanne Probst
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Caroline Alvarez
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Stefanie Anderson
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Revealing the Hidden Curriculum using a Tutor (or Coach) Observation Rubric

Megan Bergandy
Manager, Academic Commons, The George Washington University
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

How to Navigate a Tutorial Session: the Beginning, the Middle, the End, … and Beyond

Anna Cortese
Director, Integrated Academic Support Services, Delaware State University

Tutoring International Students

Ban Phung
Associate Professor, Brigham Young University - Hawaii

Two Decades of Progress: The Growth of an Academic Coaching Program & Evaluation Methods

Lucille Leung
Director of Academic Coaching & Strategic Learning, Rutgers University

Joining Forces: Creating Efficiency & Collaboration by Combining Course Support Services

L.E. Parker
Assistant Director of Tutorial Services, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Bettina Becker
Assistant Director for Peer Assisted Learning, University of North Carolina Charlotte

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Cognitive Behavioral Coaching Success with College Students

Elizabeth Schilling
Associate Certified Academic Coach Institution, Lynn University
3:00 pm

Can Mandatory Tutoring Work? Program for Academic Vision & Empowerment (PAVE)

Carolyn Stubbs
Director, Oral Roberts University
Libby Adjei
Oral Roberts Univerity

Meeting Students Where They Are: Developing a Framework for Embedded Coaching Support

Kelli Hayes
Academic Coaching Supervisor, Bergen Community College
John Findura
Writing Center Supervisor, Bergen Community College

Transforming College Coaching: Integrating Behavior Change Models for Enhanced Student Success

Mariama Abubakri
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina Charlotte - University Center for Academic Excellence
Ava Peters
The University for North Carolina at Charlotte/University Center of Academic Excellence

Optimizing Federal Work Study Utilization: A Transformative Approach in Academic Support

Kimberly Rodgers
Director, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Academic Coaching & Creating Student Engagement

Julian Pirtle
Director, Tennessee State University
4:00 pm

Unleashing the Potential: Coaching Online Students in Academic Success

Jessica Johnson
ACE/Outreach Programs Coordinator, University of Central Florida (UCF)

Creating New Program Initiatives for Academic Coaching

Stephanie Hamilton
Coordinator, Academic Success Services, University of North Texas

*All session times are subject to change

Time Ballroom A Ballroom B Ballroom C Ballroom D Ballroom E
9:00 am

Connection: How to connect Tutors and Tutees

Connor Baker
Assistant Director of the Academic Resource Center, Muhlenberg College

Creating Tutor Training that Builds Community

Megan Bergandy
Manager, Academic Commons, The George Washington University

Designing and Conducting Focus Groups to Assess Academic Coaching Programs

Jackson Toomey
Academic Coach, Rutgers University

The Dual Mindset – Placing Traditional and Online Education on Equal Footing

Eleni Siatra
Writing Center Manager, Indiana University East
Neena Wilson
Indiana University East
10:00 am

How to Effectively Hire and Retain Tutors

Dale Mommer
Learning Center Director, Blinn College

The Future of Academics: How to Use AI as a Personal and Academic Resource

Cole Mlostek
Success Guide, UNCC University Center for Academic Excellence

It’s All About the Team: Professional and Peer Coaches in it Together

Michal Coffey
Director, Campus Learning Center, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Bridget Prince
Virginia Commonwealth University

Creating the feeling to Change

Brogan Stewart
Academic Counselor, TECHniques Center - Texas Tech University
Josie Martinez
Texas Tech University

CRLA Peer Educator & Tutor Training Program Certification

Dorothy Kemp
Louisiana State University - LSU Cox Academic Center for Student Athletes
11:00 am

Interdisciplinary Study Halls as a Means to Help Students in Upper-Level Major Courses

Jean Schwab
Director, Peer Assisted Learning, Furman University
Brooke Schifano
Furman University

Study Buddy Applications with Abbey and Jo

Abigail SoRelle
Texas Tech University, CRLA Peer Educator and Tutor Training Program Certification
Josie Martinez
Texas Tech University

The evolution and early successes of the Wayne CC Coaching, Advising, and Planning for Success project.

Chad Evans
Wayne Community College
Tammy Bishop
Wayne Community College
Patrick Saxon
Professor, Sam Houston State University

Navigating Stormy Academic Waters with a Unified Support Platform

Trey Bruns
Regional Sales Representative, Link-Systems International, Inc.
Cory Beyer
Marketing Operations Manager, Link-Systems International, Inc.
12:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 pm

Getting Back in the Game When the Ball Has Been Dropped: A Model for Working with Student Athletes

Lynn Widhalm
Learning and Retention Specialist, McHenry County College
Tawnja Trimble
McHenry County College

Adult learning and Sense of Belonging

Nelah Anand
Academic Coordinator, Minneapolis College

Slam Dunk!! Study tips from our most successful coaching students

Deja Johnson
Success Coach, UA Little Rock
Heyam Dannawi
UA Little Rock

Campus Collaboration of Peer Leader Program Coordinators

Kimberly Rodgers
Director, University of North Carolina Charlotte

TracCloud: Record, Connect, Report, Success

Kelly Corder
President, Redrock Software Corporation - TracCloud
3:00 pm

Immersive Insight: The Power of Experiential Learning

Alison-Leigh Rosenfeld
Graduate Assistant: Tutorial Services, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Going back to Sesame Street: Unpacking Objectives, a Pre-Learning Strategy

Lucas Wiester
Academic Support Services Coordinator, Bryan College of Health Sciences

Back on Track Support Group: A Student-Driven Academic Coaching Initiative

Sarah Kravits
Academic Coach, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

CLE Shark Tank: Creating a group collaborative project to market our learning center

Margarita Cavazos
Learning Excellence Specialist, South Texas College

Bridging the Digital Divide: Cultivating Meaningful Connection in Digital Learning Spaces

Kenny Wu
Tutoring Specialist, ClassIn
Jennifer Leanduski
Global Head of Marketing, ClassIn
4:00 pm

Demoralization in Higher Education: How Academic Coaching Combats Student Burnout

Mana Mehdizadeh
Bergen Community College
Daneiah Nasser
Bergen Community College

Fly Little Eagles Fly: Coaching and Advising Students to become more Self-Sufficient

Vantrel Mainor
Coordinator for Academic Recovery Services/Tutor Coordinator, Savannah State University

Growing your Learning Center

Ben Morrison
Co-Founder, Penji
Time Ballroom A Ballroom B Ballroom C Ballroom D Ballroom E
9:00 am

Unlocking Potential: Creating a Support Program for Students with ADHD to Thrive in College

Jessica Franco
Success Guide & Peer Mentor, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Frank Benefield
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Turner Medlicott
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Kimberly Rodgers
Director, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Designing a Curriculum for Your Peer Academic Coaching Program

Jessica Traurig
Director of the Center for Academic Success, Saint Francis University

Utilizing a Continuous Process Improvement Model to Enhance Your Existing Student Success Programs

Michael Spivey
Assistant Director for Student Success, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Margaret Forrest
The University of North Carolina Charlotte

Connecting for Success: The Essential Role of Communication in Student Success

Dylan Moore
East Carolina University
Elizabeth Coghill
Executive Director, East Carolina University
10:00 am

How to Tutor Diverse Learners.

Jewel Woodard
Research Assistant, Illinois Tutoring Initiative / Illinois State University
Arundhati Bhattacharya
Illinois State University / Illinois Tutoring Initiative

USTU 1252: Academic Coaching….as a Course

Teresa Harrison
Academic Coaching Program Coordinator, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Brad Bond
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Debunking Academic Probation: Who is Affected and How Do We Help?

Lindsey Frechette
Student, University of North Carolina Charlotte

A House Divided No More: Cross-training Tutors from Different Services

Ryanne Probst
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Caroline Alvarez
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Stefanie Anderson
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Nicholas Crawford
Assistant Director, University of North Carolina Wilmington

More platforms, more problems: The benefits of one tool versus many.

Ayush Agarwal
Co-founder & CEO of Pencil Spaces, Pencil Spaces
11:00 am

Utilizing Immersive Technologies to Enhance Academic Tutoring Sessions

Gionni Carr
Assistant Director, Academic Tutoring, Tennessee State University
Belinda Lee
Executive Director, Academic Achievement and Retention Center (A.A.R.C.), Tennessee State University

Bridging Communities: Cross Training Peer Mentors, Tutors, and Supplemental Instruction Leaders

Rachel Montesdeoca
McMurry University
Tammy Werner
Professional Tutor, McMurry University
12:00 pm

AI Nuggets from a Fellow Lazy Coordinator

Amr Kadry
Coordinator of Tutoring & Coaching, University of Baltimore

Collaborative Programming for Students with Diverse Needs

Bethany Kula-Nickels
Iowa State University
Katie Platts
Specialized Skills Support Coordinator, Iowa State University

Teach Back: Student Centered Learning and Metacognitive Strategies

Paula Owens
Assistant Director - Student Success Center, Augusta University

REFUNDS

Requests for refunds of conference registration must be made in writing and formally submitted prior to February 17th; written requests received after to February 17 will not be honored unless they are requested as a result of serious illness, death in the family, or other unforeseeable emergency. Requests due to unforeseeable emergencies made after March 1, will not be considered.

All cancellation requests will be reviewed and processed no later than March 25. There is a $50 processing fee for refunds. Payments for Pre-Conference Institutes, or tours cannot be refunded at any time because ACTP has committed to pay for these activities in advance based on the number of attendees registered. Payments by institutions will be refunded to the institutions, and payments made by individuals will be returned to the individual. Conference registration fee refund requests should be directed to [email protected].

REFUNDS

Requests for refunds of conference registration must be made in writing and formally submitted prior to February 17th; written requests received after to February 17 will not be honored unless they are requested as a result of serious illness, death in the family, or other unforeseeable emergency. Requests due to unforeseeable emergencies made after March 1, will not be considered.

All cancellation requests will be reviewed and processed no later than March 25. There is a $50 processing fee for refunds. Payments for Pre-Conference Institutes, or tours cannot be refunded at any time because ACTP has committed to pay for these activities in advance based on the number of attendees registered. Payments by institutions will be refunded to the institutions, and payments made by individuals will be returned to the individual. Conference registration fee refund requests should be directed to [email protected].

We are pleased to be a founding participant of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations.

The CLADEA website maintains a current list of
Fellows of the Council

Other CLADEA Member Sites:
ACTLA | ICLCA | CRLA | ICSI

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