GPC TUTOR CONFERENCE 
 SESSION 3 

 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. 

Tutoring Environmental Science

Q& A

(you too can tutor ENVS)

 

S. Fitzpatrick

B1501

Hypothesis Testing

 

R. McBride

B2305

 

Mutual Understanding: A Humanistic Approach to the Tutorial Situation

G. Kelley

B2302

(session also at 1pm)

 

Green Zone – Supporting Our Student Veterans

 

M. Eister

                          

B1502

 

TI 83/84:  Fixing Glitches & Cool Tools to Share with Students

 

G. McCain

                          

B2304

 

Georgia Tutoring Association (GaTA)

Reorganization

Meeting

 

B2303

 

 

 

Tutoring Environmental Science Q&A (you too can tutor ENVS)

Presenter

Steve Fitzpatrick, MESA Coordinator, Instructor Geology and Environmental Science, GPC

 

Description

 

Bring your environmental science (ENVS) questions for this Q&A session on helping students with ENVS.  Often science tutors think they cannot assist with ENVS, but that is not true.  Come to this session and find out how to help students when they have ENVS questions.  How do I help without doing too much?  How much help do I give a student working at the computer?

 

Location

B1501

 

 

 

Hypothesis Testing

 

Presenter

C. Rett McBride, Instructor of Mathematics, GPC

 

Description

 

In this session, we will look at the 7 types of hypothesis tests covered in MAT1070: one-sample z-test for proportion, one-sample t-test for mean, matched pairs t-test, independent samples t-test, and the Chi-square test for distribution.

Location

B2305

 

 

 

Mutual Understanding: A Humanistic Approach to the Tutorial Situation

Presenter

Dr. Greg Kelley, Assistant Professor of English, GPC

 

Description


The teacher-student relationship is often misunderstood as a transmission of information from a sender to a receiver.  However, the dyadic character of the tutorial situation exposes the fallacy in the information-transmission model of teaching and learning.  When people aim to understand one another, they find a way.  All that is necessary is that the participants express themselves sincerely, that they acknowledge the relevant facts, and, most importantly, that each respect the dignity of the other.  Tutors are uniquely situated to establish a “discourse oriented toward understanding” (--J. Habermas) with the students they serve.  This session describes in practical terms how such discourses come to be.

 

Location

B2302

 

session also at 1pm

 

 

 

Green Zone – Supporting Our Student Veterans

Presenter

Mark T. Eister, Director of Military Outreach, GPC

 

Description

 

GPC has one of the largest student veteran populations in the State. Military students often face unique issues and challenges as they make the transition from military life to college/civilian life. Do you feel equipped and ready to serve and assist them? Come learn about the 'Green Zone' and other programs and resources that are provided by GPC’s Military Outreach Center designed to help staff and faculty better understand and assist student veterans.

 

Location

B1502

 

 

 

TI 83/84:  Fixing Glitches & Cool Tools to Share with Students

Presenter

Gail McCain

Dunwoody Learning and Tutoring Center, GPC

 

Description

 

After attending this session, you can smile when students approach you with a graphing calculator in their hand! We will diagnose and fix calculator problems that students commonly have.  You can share with students techniques for checking their answers.  Please bring a TI 83/84 calculator with you.

 

 

Location

B2304

 

 

 

Georgia Tutoring Association (GaTA)

Reorganization Meeting

Presenter

GaTA Executive Board

 

Description

 

Reorganization meeting for the Georgia Tutoring Association

 

Location

B2303

 

subject to change - check back often

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