Tutor recommendations due by Nov. 21

The end of the fall semester is quickly approaching and we are starting preparations for the winter 2017 semester.

The GRCC faculty are the primary source for tutor recommendations; we appreciate your help and thank you for your continuing support. We are reaching out again and asking for assistance in identifying potential tutors. Please take a moment and consider the students enrolled in your classes. Are there a few you would recommend as a tutor?

Students who tutor must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 GPA in the subjects they wish to tutor. If you have a potential tutor in mind, you may use one of the following methods to submit a recommendation:

  1. The online submission form is available at  www.grcc.edu/TutorRec
  2. You can download a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form at www.grcc.edu/TutorRecForm and return it to our office – Academic Support& Tutoring Services, room 232 LRC.
  3. Request a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form be sent to you. Send your request to: dvanoeve@grcc.edu

We are asking that you submit these recommendations by Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. We will contact the recommended students, explain our tutor selection process and invite them to schedule a job interview.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Don VanOeveren by phone, 234-3684, or by e-mail at dvanoeve@grcc.edu .

Tutor recommendations needed

The end of the fall semester is quickly approaching and we are starting preparations for the winter 2017 semester.

The GRCC faculty are the primary source for tutor recommendations; we appreciate your help and thank you for your continuing support. We are reaching out again and asking for assistance in identifying potential tutors. Please take a moment and consider the students enrolled in your classes. Are there a few you would recommend as a tutor?

Students who tutor must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 GPA in the subjects they wish to tutor. If you have a potential tutor in mind, you may use one of the following methods to submit a recommendation:

  1. The online submission form is available at  www.grcc.edu/TutorRec
  2. You can download a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form at www.grcc.edu/TutorRecForm and return it to our office – Academic Support& Tutoring Services, room 232 LRC.
  3. Request a copy of the Tutor Recommendation form be sent to you. Send your request to: dvanoeve@grcc.edu

We are asking that you submit these recommendations by Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. We will contact the recommended students, explain our tutor selection process and invite them to schedule a job interview.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Don VanOeveren by phone, 234-3684, or by e-mail at dvanoeve@grcc.edu .

Raider Salute to tutor trainers, Creative Dining

Academic Support & Tutoring Services would like to send out a Raider Salute to Barb Bouthillier, Tamber Bustance, Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez, Erendida Eduvina Erazo Alas, Cedric Ingram and Soyla Lange, Deb Perkins, Toni Garcia, Kelly Kozloski, Grace Blanchard and Eddie Blanchard for presenting at the August Tutor Training, which was held last Monday and Tuesday at the Calkins Science Center.  Additional Raider Salutes go out to Keaton Krupa, Cierra Conley and Iesa Gonzales for catering our event and being so flexible with a last-minute change of schedule. Thank you to all!

Academic Support provides tutor training

On August 22 and 23, Academic Support & Tutoring Services offered its semiannual Tutor Training to over 70 tutors.

On the first day of the event, new tutors experienced a “Role of the Tutor” session presented by Don VanOeveren, a session exploring the 12 Steps of Tutoring presented by Dan Sullivan, a scavenger hunt of the different tutoring centers on campus, and an interactive tutoring scenarios session facilitated by Holly Christopher and Colleen Copus.

On the second day, all tutors participated in an “Unintentional Bias” session presented by Tamber Bustance, Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez, Erendida Eduvina Erazo Alas, Cedric Ingram and Soyla Lange; a “Working with Nontraditional Students” presentation by Dan Sullivan; and a “Mindsets” presentation by Barb Bouthillier.

Tutors achieve certification

A total of 13 tutors fulfilled the training, experience and other requirements for College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) Level I certification.  CRLA is a national organization of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college/adult level. The Academic Support & Tutoring Services would like to recognize the following tutors for completing College Reading & Learning Association Level I certification during the Winter 2016 and Summer 2016 semesters.

ATC Tutorial and Open Computer Lab:

  • Brian Haugen
  • Ryan Heintzleman
  • Julie Reyers

Appointment Based Tutoring/The P.L.A.C.E.:

  • Kelly Burrows
  • Allison DeGraaf
  • Tristan Dicesare
  • Winter Selley
  • Arvinder Singh

Biology Learning Center:

  • Mona Riswadkar
  • Amber Westfield

Business Tutorial & Computer Lab:

  • Grady Thiesen

Mathematics Tutorial Lab:

  • Margaret Minnema
  • Katrina Teunis

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Welcome to the World, Edward Brian Daily!

Brian Daily, of the business tutoring lab, and his wife, Sarah, are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy, Edward Brian!  He was born at 7:37am on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 and weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces while measuring 22 inches in length.  His big sister, Nina, has given him his first nickname, “Jingle Bells.”

Both mother and baby are doing great!

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Winter tutor training — promoting independent learning

Academic Support & Tutoring Services held Winter tutor training on Tuesday, Jan 5 in preparation for the start of the semester. Twenty-four new tutors participated in the day’s activities and workshops. This training is a key step in the development for these tutors who are on track to achieved Level 1 CRLA Tutor Certification through our program.

The new tutors join our experienced tutoring staff who are ready to meet the needs of our students and are proud to continue in the long history of commitment to student success through tutoring and academic support.

If you have questions about our services or would like one of us to visit your classroom, we encourage you to contact us at:

tutoring@grcc.edu

(616) 234-4145

Room 232 Learning Center

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Department name change – Academic Support is now Academic Support & Tutoring Services

Academic Support programs have grown and adjusted to meet the needs of our changing student population. Today, there are seven subject-specific drop-in tutorial labs, a strong peer tutoring program and several targeted programs that support high-risk classes. Each of the labs and programs are unique and offer slightly different services based on the students they serve.

To better reflect the services and resources offered, the Academic Support Center was renamed this summer to Academic Support & Tutoring Services.

Please contact us if you have any questions:

Academic Support & Tutoring Services office

tutoring@grcc.edu

(616) 234-4145