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CCACSA Hosts First Tutor Conference

CCACSA Hosts First Tutor Conference

BATON ROUGE, La. – The 2015 Tutor Conference hosted by the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes provided informational sessions for tutors and tutor professionals, with the opportunity to share different learning tactics, experiences and methods in order to better the education of their students.

The half-day conference consisted of different presentations from various education professionals. CCACSA Tutorial Center Graduate Assistants, librarians, mental health professionals, and many more tutorial professionals were those that presented.

Some of the topics consisted of increasing student and tutor efficacy and efficiency, discussing lack of information literacy with the emergence of new technologies, student-athletes’ mental health and well-being, and also how to translate tutoring experiences for the job market.

Dorothy Kemp, CCACSA Tutorial Coordinator/Learning Specialist and conference organizer, said that tutors are vital to the success of their students because, “we are educators, coaches and cheerleaders.”

Kemp explains that tutors are there to aid students when they stumble, and this conference is a way for tutors to learn different strategies to help their students achieve success.

Kemp said that, “Although the job of a tutor can be difficult, but seeing students achieve beyond what they thought possible is the ultimate reward.”

The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is a 54,000 square foot facility comprised of academic affairs, student affairs and an information technology teams, serving more than 530 student-athletes. The purpose is to provide an all-inclusive, student-centered support structure for all student-athletes from matriculation, through graduation and life beyond.