Pasadena, CA–For the first time in its four-year history, Tutor Expo featured an awards ceremony to recognize both tutors and coordinators who had been nominated for excellence in their practice. The nomination form for both Tutor of the Year and Coordinator of the Year were part of the registration materials in the months leading up to the conference at Pasadena City College on March 31 and April 1, 2017. Tutors were allowed to self-nominate and share their stories and experiences about how tutoring has affected their professional growth. Helena Almassy, a math tutor at San Diego Mesa College, and Russell Hillabrand, a supplemental instruction leader in American government and philosophy from Fullerton College, were each selected as Tutor of the Year.
Faculty tutorial coordinators were also recognized. Conference planners decided to acknowledge all coordinators who were nominated by their tutors. The following educators received special recognition for excellence in their contributions toward postsecondary learning assistance coordination:
- Tamiya Cousins, Pasadena City College
- Shawna Hutchins-Williams, Southwestern College
- Jessica Johnson, Fullerton College
- Brandon Floerke, Fullerton College
- Chris Baron, San Diego City College
- Jamie Ray, Los Angeles Pierce College
Helena Almassy (right) stands with Danny Pittaway as she receives the award for 2017 Tutor of the Year.
Russell Hillabrand (right) stands with Danny Pittaway as he receives the award for 2017 Tutor of the Year.
Tutor Expo is the annual conference by and for postsecondary tutors and learning assistance professionals within the California Community Colleges.
For more information on Tutor Expo and the Learning Assistance Project, please contact Danny Pittaway (firstname.lastname@example.org.), Mark Manasse (email@example.com), or Crystal Kiekel (firstname.lastname@example.org).