SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The BridgeValley Community & Technical College (BVCTC) Student Success Center announces membership into the National Tutoring Association (NTA) as an official training site for peer, professional, and volunteer hours.
“We wanted to offer our volunteer, peer, and professional tutors the opportunity to learn and maintain a highly professional skill in tutoring,” said Tina Spaulding, Director of Student Success at BridgeValley Community & Technical College (BVCTC).
NTA’s purpose is to promote education, specialization, and scientific research. It is now the oldest and largest professional association dedicated exclusively to tutoring and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services. https://www.ntatutor.com/about.html.
Becoming a member of the NTA hosts a variety of benefits. As a training site, members can be considered to hold office or serve on standing committees, qualify to apply for NTA sponsored research grants and scholarships, annual conferences, and so much more. Not only are there site benefits to the certification but student peer tutors reap many benefits as well. Trained tutors can also qualify for honor cords to wear at graduation and an official personalized certificate of training.
“BridgeValley, as the only National Tutoring Association (NTA) accredited site in the state of West Virginia, is in a unique position to offer our students the highest quality professional tutoring services to augment and enhance their classroom experience and learning objectives,” said Diann Simmons, Coordinator of Tutoring Services. “Not only have our tutors gone through a rigorous training process to become NTA certified, they also truly care about and want to serve and support our students. Any BridgeValley student who is struggling, please reach out to Diann Simmons. We offer tutoring services starting the first day of class to the last day of class and our mission is student success.”
NTA certified tutors and academic coaches allow for increased credibility and better quality and effectiveness of the academic support program at BVCTC. With certified and trained individuals, our program is able to meet the needs of a diverse student population. This also allows for client-based and individualized services as they are more familiar with the content, pedagogy, andragogy, learning techniques, preferences, styles, and differentiated learning. Students are offered a higher level of professionalism among their peer tutors, especially for special population students including veterans, non-traditional, and those with learning differences as they are trained in cultural competencies.
For more information about the National Tutoring Association, visit https://www.ntatutor.com/.