Brazosport College tutors Courtney Combs, Tabatha Rhodes, Ginger Weldon and Kayla Smith were recently selected to host presentations at the Summer Literacy Institute at San Jacinto College. Combs, Rhodes and Smith are Brazosport College writing tutors, while Weldon is a BC math tutor. Pictured are, from left, Combs, Rhodes, Weldon and Smith.
Four Brazosport College tutors were recently selected to host presentations during a conference at San Jacinto College.
Courtney Combs, Tabatha Rhodes, Ginger Weldon and Kayla Smith — all Brazosport College tutors — participated in the fifth annual Summer Literacy Institute on August 4. Combs, Rhodes and Smith are writing tutors at Brazosport College, while Weldon is a math tutor.
For the event, Combs, Rhodes and Smith created an interactive presentation, titled “Learning Differences: Inside and Out,” which drew on their experiences as college tutors. The presentation, which involved their original research, offered ways to improve language and conversations about disability in tutoring across the disciplines.
“The writing center and I are proud of the hard work and research Rhodes, Combs and Smith put into this presentation,” said Brazosport College Writing Center Director April Julier. “They have great insights into working with differently abled students, and I am very pleased to have them on the BC Writing Center team.”
On the mathematics side, Weldon also represented Brazosport College at the institute with a presentation of her own, titled “Math-O-Phobia: Tutoring, Students with Math Anxiety.”
For Weldon’s presentation, she shared her personal struggles with mathematics and showed how she overcame her anxieties to become a math tutor.
“This is a great achievement for Ginger and we’re proud of her,” Brazosport College Math Center Tutor Coordinator Rebecca Goins said of Weldon. “At one time, she struggled in math, but now she is one of BC’s top math tutors. It’s quite an honor for her to have the opportunity to share her experiences with others at this institute.”
Hosted by San Jacinto College, the Summer Literacy Institute is a venue especially for developmental educators geared toward discovering new innovations to accelerate students. Presentations were submitted by students, with the top submissions selected for inclusion in the two-day conference.
This is the second consecutive year representatives from Brazosport College have presented at the conference.
For more information about Brazosport College’s Student Success Center, which includes the school’s writing and math centers, Learning Frameworks and Supplemental Instruction (SI) programs, and Student Mentors, call (979) 230-3184.