Every year the highlight of the Connections Conference is the presentation of the the Tutor of the Year Award by the president to the membership’s most outstanding tutor. The winner of the award receives a monetary prize, a plaque, and is honored at the annual MTA Connections Conference. The award was originally funded with a generous gift; in January 2006 the board voted to deposit 10% of the profits from each year’s conference to maintain the award fund.
Do you know of an outstanding tutor? Deadline for nominations for the Tutor of the Year Award for 2017 will be announced in spring 2017. Please take the time to think about your tutors, decide which one consistently exceeds your expectations in his or her efforts to assist others in the process of learning, and then fill out the enclosed nomination form. Self-nominations are also welcome. Please remember that only current MTA members can submit nominations.
To nominate a student tutor for the MTA Tutor of the Year Award for 2017:
- Complete the nomination form. Complete the two letters of recommendation. Obtain required supporting documentation as stated in the criteria.
- Nomination due date and submission location TBA
The award will be announced and the winner notified in early October, with the monetary award sent shortly thereafter. The plaque will be presented at the Connections Conference.
The criteria listed below will be used by the selection committee to determine the Tutor of the Year Award. Please provide your comments and give specific examples for each of the areas on the nomination form. You may attach extra sheets or documentation, if desired.
- Must have completed at least two semesters, one in the current academic year, as a tutor at present school. Must submit a letter of recommendation from the tutor’s supervisor. Must submit a second letter of recommendation from someone with a knowledge of the nominee’s tutoring abilities; this letter may be from a tutee.
- List number of credits as a point of information.
Selection Criteria (100 total points)
- Serves as a mentor for other tutors (20 points).
- Serves as a role model for students (20 points).
- Shows initiative and creativity in tutoring (20 points).
- Personal growth through attending workshops, seminars,
or classes to learn new skills (20 points).
- Special strengths and/or unique aspects (20 points).
Winner will be chosen on the basis of documentation supporting the criteria.