Awards

TAS Staff Awards

Tutoring and Academic Support is committed to helping students take their learning to the next level, and we are pleased to recognize the many accomplishments of our student staff that help make that happen.

All GT student, staff, or faculty members are invited to nominate students for these awards. Self-nominations are also encouraged!

This year’s winners will be recognized at the Student Honors Celebration on Thursday, 4/21/2022 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Academy of Medicine. 

 

Outstanding Tutor Award

Nomination Deadline: 3/16/22

Award Description

Tutors provide individualized support that help students gain a deeper understanding of course material, as well as increased confidence and self-efficacy. This award recognizes a tutor that goes above and beyond the job description in areas such as:

  • employing effective questioning techniques to identify gaps in knowledge
  • providing a positive and encouraging learning environment
  • is able to adapt to various learning styles

The Outstanding Tutor inspires students to perform to the best of their abilities and demonstrates a clear commitment to the success of thier peers.

Eligibility

Any GT student, staff, or faculty member can nominate a tutor for this award. Eligible candidates must currently hold an active position with TAS, have completed CETL 2001, and be in their second semester (or beyond) as a tutor.

Former Winners

2021 - Gabrielle Burlison

2020 - Katie Kicklighter

2019 - Talha Khawaja
2018 - Sarah Eisenstadt
2017 - Nima Mikail
2016 - Nicholas Alfred
2015 - James Tanzy
2014 - Nathaniel Robinson
2013 - Katie Flynn
2012 - Ken Laszlo
2011 - Justin Dunnahoo & Stephen Hain

Outstanding PLUS Leader Award

Nomination Deadline: 3/16/22

Award Description

PLUS leaders plan and facilitate weekly study sessions to support students and professors in traditionally challenging courses. PLUS sessions are designed to be interactive and provide students an opportunity to hone their problem solving skills by articulating and defending their thought process in a group setting. The Outstanding PLUS Leader award recognizes a PLUS leader who

  • demonstrates innovation and creativity when designing session activites
  • exhibits flexibility to adapt session plans in real-time
  • builds a welcoming community
  • employs effective time management skills to ensure sessions remain productive and effective.

Eligibility

Any GT student, staff, or faculty member can nominate a PLUS Leader for this award. Eligible candidates must currently hold an active position with TAS, have completed CETL 2001, and be in their second semester (or beyond) as a PLUS leader.

Former Winners

2021 - Ana Cristian

2020 - Daniel Silverstein

2019 - Julie Leonard-Duke
2018 - Nathaniel Parr
2017 - Dylan Haversack
2016 - Krishan Patel
2015 - Kevin Fan
2014 - Samantha Worsham
2013 - Amanda Grubb
2012 - Michael Baldwin
2011 - David Miculescu

Outstanding Learning Assistant Award

Nomination Deadline: 3/16/22

Award Description

Learning Assistants (LAs) help facilitate learning inside the classroom and work closely with their assigned course faculty member. They are responsible for facillitating content discussions and are able to guide or coach students by sharing skills and knowledge they have already learned from taking the course. In addition, they can use their skills to identify and address student difficulties with course content. 

The Outstanding Learning Assistant award recognizes an LA who

  • demonstrates knowledge and clarity when explaining course content
  • exhibits flexibility to adapt to student needs
  • meets deadlines and tasks from supervisor & faculty member
  • builds a welcoming community to students

Eligibility

Any GT student, staff, or faculty member can nominate an LA for this award. Eligible candidates must currently hold an active position with TAS, have completed CETL 2001, and be in their second semester as an LA.

Former Winners

2022 - Coming Soon!

 Outstanding Student Assistant Award

Nomination Deadline: 3/16/22

Award Description

Student Assistants are the face of TAS; serving as the first point of contact for faculty, students, and staff that visit our services. A candidate for the Outstanding Student Assistant award

  • possesses a comprehensive understanding of TAS services, as well as all other campus resouces
  • is committed to excellent customer service
  • exemplifies strong work ethic and professionalism
  • is a dedicated team member that is always willing to provide support.

This person exhibits great problem solving and communication skills, and takes initiative to improve day-to-day operations.

Eligibility

Any GT student, staff, or faculty member can nominate a student assistant for this award. Eligible candidates must currently hold an active position with TAS and be in their second semester (or beyond) as an SA.

Former Winners

2021 - Rebecca Hammond

2020 - Jurist Chan

2019 - Vanessa Dimnwaobi
2018 - Jessica Chen
2017 - Jennifer Zhang
2016 - Langston Geddis
2015 - Stephanie Azahar
2014 - Hung Nhat Le
2013 - Justin Brotzman
2012 - Derek Bastien