NEPTA hosted at Assumption last year

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Makayla Carpenter

On Saturday, April 9, the Assumption College Academic Support Center hosted the 22nd Annual New England Peer Tutor Association Conference. NEPTA is the only organization in United States that is founded on the principle of tutors presenting to tutors.

210 peer tutors from 27 colleges and universities located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York attended the conference.

The opening speaker Dean Eloise Knowlton started the day off right by emphasizing the conference’s Olympic theme with a passing of the torch ceremony. Former Assumption tutor Kaitlin Bouthillette’15 focused her keynote address on her Master’s Capstone project which examines the impact that working as a tutor has on tutors.

Representing Assumption College, seniors Samantha Davis and Caroline Kenney and junior Kelse Merrill presented “Training for a Marathon: Modeling Effective Study Skills While Tutoring,” and juniors Toni Lambert and Sonia Nunes presented “International Games: The ESL Perspective.” 23 tutor presentations were featured throughout the day, facilitated by 30 Academic Support Center tutor volunteers.

“This regional event would not have been such a success without the countless hours our students put into this conference,” said Director of the Academic Support Center Allen Bruehl. “I’m incredibly proud of their ongoing dedication to the Center and peer tutoring. It was an honor to be able to host such an important, impactful event that fosters collaborative learning.”

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