Our Mission

To provide a communication platform linking academic coaches, coaching supervisors, tutors, tutor coordinators, and administrators who are committed to the development of a successful learner.

Governing Board

Jack Truschel


Pinder Naidu


Committee Chairs

Robert Jordan

Technology Services

Jan Hoffman


Veronica Sheehan

Public Relations

The goals of ACTP shall be to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic coaches, tutors, peer coaches, tutor trainers, program coordinators, faculty members, and administrators to develop and enhance skills through the sharing of methods and strategies.
  • Provide a basis to stimulate research in the philosophy and application of coaching and tutoring.
  • Develop relationships with other organizations, schools, and businesses who are also committed to the development of independent learners.
  • Offer an annual conference and publications to bring information to all interested groups.

Membership Benefits

  • Discount registration for ACTP Workshops/Webinars
  • Unique networking opportunities
  • Eligibility to nominate and/or receive ACTP awards
  • Priority consideration for leadership opportunities through ACTP committees, elected office, or facilitating ACTP training or webinars
  • Priority announcements of ACTP workshops, webinars, and events

Membership Period

Membership for individuals and students runs from the purchase date to the day prior the following calendar year.  Membership is provided free of charge to everyone who registers for the conference with an active date of the first day of the conference to the day prior to the following conference. This policy excludes institutional memberships.

Institutional membership applications must be accompanied with a list of the institutions members and contact information. Unless it coincides with the annual conference dates, institutional memberships will run 1 year from the month the payment is received.

Membership Dues

  • Individual – $35 (USD)
    • One-year Membership
    • Open to all individuals
  • Institutional – $250 (USD)
    • One-year Membership
    • Each Institutional Membership provides membership to 10 individuals.

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Our History

The Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession (ACTP) — formerly the Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP) — began in April 2003 as an idea to offer a network for tutors and tutor trainers that was unencumbered by corporate intrigue and independent from corporate interests. It was an idea that there should be an organization that offered a clearinghouse of ideas about tutoring and tutor training. The decisions listed below are difficult to order in terms of chronology since they evolved over a period of months and through a number of conference calls and electronic messages. However, by February 14, 2004 all of the concepts coalesced into the concrete whole now called the ACTP.

The founders of the ACTP — then ATP — are Ms. Darlene Buck, Dr. Ken Gattis, Dr. Jennifer Hurd, Ms. Darlene Kohrman, Ms. Arlene Krellwitz, Dr. Stephanie Marsh, Ms. Teri Mates, Ms. Beth Nikopoulos, Ms. Jane Pole, Dr. Jack Truschel, Ms. Kathy Schrader, Mr. Jim Valkenburg, Ms. Lynell Williams, Ms. Wendy Wilson, and Mr. Mike Zenanko.

This founding group of individuals who had been actively engaged in national organizations for many years communicated their mutual desire to develop an association that would be governed by and guided by its members. To ensure open governance, it was determined that the constitution and by-laws relating to the governing structure of the ACTP should be public and published on the ACTP website. In addition, guidelines of the responsibilities for each governance position were developed and published on the website.

The founding group determined that elections would be held at each year’s conference. Nominees would then be able to speak before the membership, and the members would be better able to acquaint themselves with the candidates and their perspectives. It was also determined that elections would be conducted at the meeting and the results made public before the end of the conference.

The conference, itself, would be scheduled yearly, beginning in Spring, 2005, and would offer a range of workshops and presentations that would bring information to tutors, coaches, tutor/coach trainers and administrators. In addition, with an eye toward budgetary constraints, it was also decided that a series of on-line workshops would be offered to supplement the yearly conference and bring training to participants the year round. These electronic workshops would be available to tutors and tutor trainers at a relatively low cost that would be applicable to tutoring and would generate credit toward ACTP certification.

All of the founders believe that certifying tutors and tutor trainers will bring rich rewards to the tutoring profession and to each tutorial program, so it was decided that certification would be offered through the ACTP. Criteria for tutor certification were developed with the assistance of the Arkansas Tutorial Association. There are three levels of certification—Associate, Advanced and Master Tutor. In addition, there are two levels of Tutor Trainer Certification—Tutor Trainer and Master tutor Trainer.

Another aspect of the ACTP is the development of a network of Chapters and Affiliates. Each state tutorial association that joins the ACTP as an affiliate or chapter will gain access to a network where any conference or workshop offered by the ACTP or any other chapter or affiliate will become available at the regular membership price with full member rights. In addition, each member of the chapter or affiliate will have the ACTP newsletter available, and will be able to attend the ACTP conference at the ACTP member price. This will allow for a broader range of opportunities for professional development.

The ACTP is a work in progress. In 2008 the membership voted to approve the ATP Foundation. The Foundation is currently developing a constitution and bylaws. The future direction of the association will be determined by the membership. Additionally, in 2018, the membership approved a name change to include peer coaching and academic coaching into the organization. The organization, now called the Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession (ACTP) has forthcoming coaching initiatives such as certification and professional development.

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All materials contained on the ACTP Web website are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published, or broadcast without the prior written permission of ACTP. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice from copies of the content.

However, you may download material from the ACTP Web website for your personal, educational, noncommercial use only. In time some materials on the ACTP Web website may be accompanied by permission to reproduce for noncommercial purposes providing attribution is made to ACTP. These materials will be clearly noted.

General Rules and Definitions

  1. If you choose to use the ACTP website (the “website”), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this agreement between you and ACTP
  2. ACTP may change, add, or remove portions of this agreement at any time, but if it does so, it will post such changes on the website or send them to you by e-mail or postal mail.
  3. If any of these rules or any future changes are unacceptable to you, you may discontinue visiting the website. Your continued use of the website now, or following the posting of notice of any changes in these operating rules, will indicate acceptance by you of such rules, changes, or modifications.
  4. ACTP may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the website at any time, including the availability of any website feature, database, or content. ACTP may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or the entire website without notice or liability.

Content and Submissions

  1. The contents of the website are intended for personal, educational, noncommercial use. All materials published on the website (including but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, also known as the “content”) are protected by copyright and owned or controlled by ACTP or the party credited as the provider of the content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content accessed through the website.
  2. The website and its contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in Section 2(iii) of this Agreement), create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit any of the content or the website in whole or in part.
  3. You may download or copy the content and other downloadable items displayed on the website for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from ACTP or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content. In some cases, this prior written consent is published with the Content and materials may be used providing they follow the conditions of the permission and retain all trademark, copyright, and other notices contained therein.

Online Discussions (when implemented)

  1. You shall not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish on the message boards (the “Online Discussions”) any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.
  2. The Online Discussions shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of ACTP, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services.
  3. You are solely responsible for the content of your messages. However, although ACTP does not and cannot review every message posted by you on the Online Discussions and is not responsible for the content of these messages, ACTP reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.
  4. You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the website may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by ACTP and you waive any moral rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.

Access and Availability of References and Links

  1. The website contains a reference page. These resources are recommended by other members. The ACTP does not receive any compensation for these listings.
  2. The website contains links to other related World Wide Web websites, resources, and sponsors of ACTP. ACTP’s inclusion of such hyperlinks does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators, unless otherwise noted, so your use of any hyperlinked sites is at your own risk. You may hyperlink other websites to this website, but you agree to immediately terminate any such hyperlink in the event that the ACTP or a member of the ACTP executive board requests that you do so. Because ACTP is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the website administrator or Webmaster of such website.

Representations and Warranties

  1. You represent, warrant, and covenant that no materials of any kind submitted by you will (a) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights; or (b) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless ACTP, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors, and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your access privileges of this Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties, and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. ACTP reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
  2. ACTP does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the website by any user, information provider, or any other person or entity. ACTP does not warrant that the Content of this website is free from errors, interruptions, omissions, defects, or other damaging elements or that ACTP will correct any errors, omissions, or defects. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such materials, opinions, advice, statements, memorandums, or information shall be at your sole risk. The website is distributed on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. You hereby acknowledge that use of the website is at your sole risk, and you assume the cost of service, repairs, or corrections to your hardware, software, or other equipment.
  3. You agree that the use of the website is at your sole risk. Because of the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, we are not responsible for delays, omissions, inaccuracies, viruses or other problems with information on the website.


The Association of Tutoring Professionals (ACTP) has created this statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for the website.

  1. Our website’s membership registration form and order form require users to give us contact information (e.g., name and e-mail address), and demographic information (e.g., job title, school, or occupation).
  2. ACTP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any websites linked to or from our website.
  3. When this website makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or newsgroups available to its members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes accessible by all members. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. (See ONLINE DISCUSSIONS.)
  4. ACTP will not sell or make available any personal information about individuals who participate on its website. This specifically applies to e-mail addresses. Note that ACTP does not have control of the uses people make of information posted in Online Discussions. ACTP does make its membership information available to others in the form of lists. Members wishing to block release of this information may request that action from the list manager (above).
  5. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your experiences with this website, contact ACTP.
  6. ACTP reserves the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the website or other ACTP offerings.

Termination of Use

  1. You may terminate your use of the website at any time by not using the ACTP website.
  2. ACTP may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to parts of the website for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of this Agreement.


  1. This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with Texas law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Dallas or Austin, Texas
  2. ACTP seeks to avoid any potential misunderstandings or disputes over unsolicited ideas or artwork, in the event that ACTP’s products or marketing might seem similar to any submission. Therefore, ACTP discourages the submission of unsolicited ideas through the website. Please do not send any ideas, suggestions or artwork through the website. If, despite this request, you do send ideas, suggestions or artwork through the website, the following terms will apply to your submission: You agree that all ideas, information, suggestions or artwork submitted to ACTP via the website shall be the property of ACTP and ACTP will be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the submitted information. In no event will ACTP be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information. ACTP may use the submitted information for any purpose.
  3. Official correspondence must be sent to the ACTP Web Chair at [email protected].
  4. In the event you have a claim of copyright infringement with respect to material that is contained in the website, please notify the ACTP. All contents of this website are: Copyright ©2004-2020 The Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession. All rights reserved.