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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: Jan Hoffman

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 ACTP Board Member, Jan Hoffman who is our new Membership Chair!  Jan is also an Academic Coach at the ACHIEVE Program at East Stroudsburg University.  Here’s Jan!

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

Jan: From the beginning, I was interested in working in higher education – I got my Master’s in Guidance Counseling with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership.  I worked in career development for 12 years, which I enjoyed, but it was a nice segue into coaching.  The department I work in now houses our “undeclared population” and I use my major exploration background from my career development days when pairing our undeclared students with majors that fit their skills and interests.  I find I have always been a “coach” in some way– helping, listening, offering solutions… so academic coaching allows me to do that as a career!  I find the motivational piece the part of my job that I enjoy the most.  I work with the below 2.0 population and it is really rewarding to help them through their tribulations, put them in classes that you know will be suited towards their strengths, and help them build the skills to be successful to get them back into good academic standing.

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

Jan: I love helping students in a comprehensive way.  I love having practical approaches that you can put into action now.  It’s not just about motivation, it’s about finding practical solutions for their situation.  I also find it fun and that is important to me.

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

Jan: A challenge is student engagement; in fact, it is probably the biggest challenge on campus (from my perspective).

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

Jan:  We all need to loosen up a little bit!  We need to have fun and not take our jobs and the politics of the institution so seriously.  We need to focus on why we do this work, enjoying each other, enjoying the work we do and working well together.

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

Jan: As a college athlete, I was a 4-time all American in track and field and cross country.  I was the fastest American female miler in the country (4:24 for the 1500 outdoors and 4:49 for the indoors for 1600 among NCAA Division II athletes).  I pull on my student-athlete background frequently when I work with my students.

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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