Conferences are a great way to mingle with other professionals in the tutoring industry, learn new tips, and share advice. Whether you are new to the tutoring world or a seasoned pro, there’s always something to gain from the knowledge and know-how of others. And lucky for you, because tutoring is such big business around the world, regardless of if you are in Bangkok or Miami, there’s something out there for you!
We’ve compiled a list of over 20 conferences & workshops geared for tutors. To help with planning, we’ve sorted them by date and location. If you’re an English as a Second Language Tutor, be sure to check out our list of TESL specific conferences for 2013. Happy conferencing!
March 4-6 (Valencia, Spain): International Technology, Education, and Development Conference 2013 is aimed at discussing the latest innovations and researches in the field of education.
March 16 (Portland, USA): Portland Literacy Council brings educators and tutors from the states of Oregon and Washington together to exchange ideas, develop new teaching strategies, and hone tutoring skills.
March 24-27 (Atlanta, USA): Association of the Tutoring Profession is a fast-growing learning organization that is dedicated to helping tutors network, providing tutor certifications, and enriching their tutoring experiences with scholarly research and best practices. Tutors are also encouraged to submit proposals to share what is working in their professional setting.
May 3-5 (Online): Virtual Round Table Conference is an online conference dedicated to provide tutors with knowledge on language learning with technology.
June 5-7 (Masstrict, Netherlands): The theme of the National Academic Advising Association’s annual international conference is Enhancing Student Success: A Global Perspective. The aim of this conference is to explore the ways in which personal tutoring, academic advising, and other forms of institutional student support and guidance contribute to improving student success in higher education.
June 7 (Chicago, USA): Tutor /Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference aims at improving the quality and quantity of tutors and mentor in areas of Chicago. The conference draws leaders, volunteers, and stake holders from across 150 agencies for networking and information sharing.
October 6-9 (Salt Lake City, USA): National Academic Advising Association hosts an annual conference with the aim of exploring ways in which tutoring and academic advising can contribute to improve student success in higher education.
TBD (Online): K-12 Online Conference ( http://www.enzome.com/21-k-12-online-conference-is-coming ) is a FREE, online conference open to ANYONE around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice. A goal of the conference is to help educators make sense of and meet the needs of a continually changing learning landscape. The dates for the 2013 conference have not been set yet, however the conference has been held in October or November in most previous years.
November 6-9 (Boston, USA): College Learning and Reading Association provides tutors skills to be student oriented and develop tools and techniques for student success. Details for their 2013 conference have not been posted yet, so check back soon for more details.
TBD (Chicago, USA): Chicagoland Organization of Writing, Literacy, and Learning is a micro-regional organization aimed at bringing together professionals and tutors from across the Chicago area. Aimed at bringing together tutors who can share their best practices, team building exercises and experiences. The dates have not yet been determined for 2013, but because the 2012 conference took place in November, it can be assumed that it will be in the fall of 2013.
TBD (Online): Global Education Conference a virtual conference aimed at connecting teachers to some of the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs around the globe. This one is completely FREE and what makes it even better, is that all of their seminars from their past conferences are available absolutely free, forever!
Do you have a favorite conference? Let us know in the comments!