Tutor working with a student

All Campus Tutor Development Conference 2018

Sunday, September 9

Gordon Dining and Event Center

  • 11:15am-11:30: Registration (Symphony Room)
  • 11:30am-Noon: Lunch
  • Noon-12:50pm: Welcome and Keynote
  • 1:05-1:50pm: Session A
  • 2:00-2:45pm: Session B
  • 2:50 -3:50pm: Group Meetings


Presented by:

  • Center for Academic Excellence
  • College of Engineering
  • Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement
  • Greater University Tutoring Service
  • Peer Learning Association
  • Physics Department
  • University Housing
  • Wisconsin Athletics Academic Services

Conference sessions:

12:00-12:50pm: Tutor Development Conference Keynote

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

“It’s not my intellect… it’s your expectations:” Tutoring for student success.

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and is Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the President-Elect of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005–2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education. Ladson-Billings is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, Crossing over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, and Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education. She is editor of 6 other books and author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.

Session A


  1. Working with Students in Distress: Valerie Donovan and Jenny Rabas, University Health Services (Symphony Room)
  2. Creating Supportive Space for Diverse Students: Aaric Guerriero, Center for the First-Year Experience (Overture Room)
  3. Motivational Interviewing (for new tutors) – learning how to engage and ask good questions: Dana Wieners, Cross-College Advising Service (Concerto Room)
  4. Responding to Tricky Tutoring Situations (for new tutors): Vivian Burnette, Center for the First-Year Experience (Sonata Room)

Session B


  1. Overcoming Test Anxiety for You and Your Tutees: Michelle Bond-University Health Services (Overture Room)
  2. Changing the Climate – Understanding Your Role in Building a More Inclusive Campus: Caitlyn LoMonte, Multicultural Student Center (Symphony Room)
  3. Simple Ways to Get Feedback – Mine and Theirs (for new tutors): Jamie Henke, Undergraduate Chat Learn, and Share Space (Sonata Room)
  4. Tutor panel (for new tutors) – Insights from Experienced Tutors: Moderated by Kathy Prem, Undergraduate Learning Center (Concerto Room)

Group Meeting

2:50 -3:50pm


  • GUTS: Overture
  • CAE: Symphony
  • DDEEA: Sonata
  • Engineering: Concerto
  • Physics: Ed Gordon Suite
  • University Housing: Overture