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2019 Conference Registration–Now Open! 

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ACTP: A New Name, New Focus,

& New Opportunities!

If you are looking for ATP, you are at the right place! With an clear majority vote from our membership in the summer of 2018, ATP welcomed our academic coaching colleagues into our organization by changing our name from ATP to ACTP. As we begin the first year of our expanded focus, we look forward to additional opportunities to apply our mission and influence.

Website Changes

As you browse our website, you will notice the inclusion of coaching into our mission and vision statement as well as other informative pieces. We will continue to update and expand our website over the next few months, and we will eventually transition from our existing ATP domain to a new ACTP domain.

As existing or potential new members, please feel free to offer suggestions or input along the way. You will find direct contact information for all aspects of ACTP at this About Us/Contact Us link.

2019 Call for Conference Proposal–Now Open! 

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ACTP Conference in Orlando

For anyone new to ACTP, the annual conference is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and best practices and grow professionally in the process. We encourage you to come and showcase your:

  • innovative technologies
  • social media endeavors
  • creative learning strategies
  • tutor training techniques and/or
  • research findings.

You could also share with colleagues about how you are making magic in your coaching, tutoring, or center administration. Our attendees love to learn about how effective management, data collection, assessments, and reporting techniques contribute to improved teaching and learning.

We want sessions on anything that makes your support program or practice distinctive.  Both professionals and students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Please visit our Call for Proposals page for specific information on concurrent sessions, roundtable or panel discussions, or workshops on best practices or research. If you are a new or seasoned presenter, we welcome your contribution. You will find presentation guidelines, session descriptions, and important dates on the Call for Proposals.

The Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession

The Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession (ACTP) provides a communication platform linking academic coaches, tutors, peer coaches, program coordinators and administrators who are committed to the development of the independent learner and holistic student.

ACTP offers opportunities for:

      • Member-based leadership
      • High-quality professional development
      • Networking
      • Sharing tools and methods
      • Tutor and tutor trainer certification
      • An annual conference for researchers and practitioners
      • Research publication and newsletter
      • Best practices for tutoring and coaching
      • Online training via webinars

ACTP Mission

To provide a communication platform linking academic coaches, tutors, peer coaches, program coordinators  and administrators who are committed to the development of the independent learner and holistic student.

ACTP Goals

      • 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.
      • To provide a basis to stimulate research in the philosophy and application of coaching and tutoring.
      • To develop relationships with other organizations, schools, and businesses who are also committed to the development of independent learners.
      • To offer an annual conference and publications to bring information to all interested groups.

From Our Blog

ACTP Thursdays – Meet the Member: Michael Giannetto

ACTP Thursdays – Meet the Member: Michael Giannetto

Our members are our greatest asset at ACTP and we love to highlighting the work that they do and the resources they are proud of on a weekly basis.  On ACTP Thursdays, we put the spotlight on a member of the week, a resource of the week, or a best practice of the week. We’re a community of learning. We work best when we share our passions and practices.

Today, we bring you the work of Michael Giannetto — an ACTP Member who has previously presented at ACTP’s annual conference!  Michael is the Peak Performance Bridge Program Coordinator in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Northern Arizona University (NAU).  Here’s Michael!

ACTP: What drove you to the field of academic support and coaching?

Michael: I’ve always tutored. I was a sophomore when I started tutoring. I was a private chem tutor, then I became a writing tutor, and then a math tutor. I was always doing that throughout my undergraduate. When I was in graduate school, I was a Teaching Assistant (TA). Part of that job was academic support. My field was statistics and part of the discipline is consulting, which is similar to tutoring. You really have to understand the person you’re dealing with to help them with their goals. In general, I’ve just been drawn to interactions. I’m looking for on-going opportunities to learn things and be a better service to others, especially in teaching and in challenging subjects – statistics, skiing, fantasy football, etc.

ACTP: What do you love the most about your job?

Michael: It would be seeing the development and growth of student employees. I see my role as someone who trains them to be professionals through this job. From the interview process onward, I love seeing them grow through giving them more responsibility.

ACTP: What’s a big challenge that you are facing at your center?

Michael: Outreach. We have a summer bridge program that is only for incoming students – someone whose first semester at NAU is the Fall Semester. This population is first-time freshmen and transfer students. How are these students going to know about this program in May to participate in a program over the summer, especially since they are not in the throws of NAU?

On the other side of this is the staffing. The interviews transpire now in November for a job that starts in May because of our training course. These are all systemic problems that kind of go with the territory.

ACTP: What’s one piece of advice you would give to your colleagues?

Michael: Be patient. The ideal is not real. You might be fixated on creating a program or whatever and may not feel quite ready. Then you don’t do it. You’re actually missing the information you gain from implementing change. Even if your ideal is “half-baked” or not quite where it needs to be, actually going through it gives you information to make change subsequently. You’ll plan better because you have information about the change – the next iteration will be better because you’ll have better information.

ACTP: What’s a fun fact (not related to coaching/tutoring) that we should know about you?

Michael: I’m a certified alpine ski instructor. There is a ski area that is 30 minutes away from campus, so I do that on the weekends and holidays.

Are you interested in being highlighted on the ACTP Blog?  Simply contact Jen Nguyen, PR Board Member, at jennifer.nguyen@csueastbay.edu.  All that’s required to become ACTP famous is a quick phone conversation.  We’re looking forward to talking to you!

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