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Examining Leadership in Peer Tutoring: Using the Functional Approach

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (EST)


This webinar will describe the functional approach to learning and show how it can be effective in training tutors. These questions will guide the session: (1) What is the functional approach? (2) How can it be used to develop leadership skills in tutors? (3)What strategies are used to help tutors monitor their behavior, use specific communication strategies and achieve a successful tutoring session? (5) What are the challenges of using the functional approach and how can they be overcome? 

Nita Meola has spent 20 years as both an administrator and as an instructor studying and practicing best practices in an academic support resource. Meola spent time as a Director of the Writing Center at Columbia College Chicago and as a Senior Director of the Learning Studio. She is a member of multiple higher education organizations and is the Co-Editor of the Journal of College Reading and Learning, a publication for the College Reading and Learning Association.

Registration Information

Institutional Fee: $100.00

Member Fee: $50.00 Use Discount Code: MEMBER

Non-Member Fee: $55.00 Use Discount Code: NONMEMBER

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Registration is limited so REGISTER NOW!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

For more information on this exciting event contact Webinars co-chairs:

Sharon Silverman | silverman@trppassociates.com or Martha Casazza | casazza@trppassociates.com

upcoming webinars

Compressed Math Courses | Sylvia Walker | November 17, 2017

Metacognition and Tutor Training | Saundra McGuire | January 26, 2018

Integrated Reading and Writing | Calisa Pierce | March 16, 2018

about webinars

purpose of webinars

The purpose of Webinars is to advance NCLCA's mission to supports learning center professionals as they develop and maintain learning centers, programs, and services to enhance student learning. The series gives learning assistance professionals a chance to participate both synchronously (webinar) and asynchronously (online workshop) in a relatively inexpensive and high quality professional development experience designed to foster their growth in the field of learning assistance.

Presenters do more than share information; they bring the audience into the conversation about their topic allowing for networking, idea exchange and consultation. The webinar format allows for learning center professionals to learn in real time from and with peers without the burden of travel costs or as much time away from work as a conference would entail. The online workshop portion allows participants time to reflect and engage more deeply into the topics of most interest and use to them at their own pace and time.

what to expect

  • Webinars Take place in real time via a web-based presentation transmitted over the Internet using a conferencing software platform called "Go-to-Training."
  • The presentation is designed to be interactive and includes a question and answer period.
  • A recording of the presentation is made available after the training.

Online Workshop

  • The online workshop portion was created to give participants and facilitators an online discussion and resource space after the webinar.
  • The discussion space will be right here on the NCLCA Message Board.  Participants will have the opportunity to share additional resources, reflect on discussion topics, ask questions that may arise after the webinar, and continue the conversation with other participants and NCLCA members in general.


The NCLCA Board wanted to keep costs as low as possible while still providing you with a great learning experience. This price includes the live webinar, and access to a online discussion forum with a facilitator and your classmates for six weeks after the training. No other professional learning assistance association offers this combination for online training.

Member: $50 (use discount code MEMBER)

Non-Member: $55 (use discount code NON-MEMBER)

Includes one viewing link for up to two people at one computer; follow-up access for Q&A online workshop platform; one copy of recorded session

Institution: $100

Includes one viewing link for three or more people at one computer; follow-up access for Q&A online workshop platform; one copy of recorded session


Go-to-Training uses PayPal to process credit cards. If you need to pay using a check or PO, we can reimburse the PayPal payment once the check/PO is received.

The default payment option is the institutional rate of $100. The institutional rate gives one point of login that can be used for 3 or more participants to project/view together. For NCLCA members and non-members wishing to view at their computer with up to one additional person, please choose the fee by using the DISCOUNT codes as follows:

1) NCLCA member, the cost is $50. Use the discount code: Member 
2) Not an NCLCA member, the cost is $55. Use the discount code: NonMember 
3) If you are a presenter, the cost is $0. Use the discount code: Presenter 
4) If you are seeking the institutional rate, please register without a code. The default price is listed at $100 is the institutional rate.

Registration and Refunds: 
Access to the webinar and materials is only processed upon payment. Registration remains open up until 1 hour before a webinar begins. If you register early and do not complete your payment, your registration will be cancelled 48 hours before the webinar begins to freeing up space for others.

Refunds are granted up to 48 hours before the webinar begins. If you are unable to attend, you will still get a recording of the webinar. Upon payment you will receive a confirmation email telling you how to join the training.


Contact the co-chairs via e-mail or phone:

Sharon L. Silverman, Ed.D.



  Read Dr. Silverman's Bio  

Martha E. Casazza, Ed.D.




   Read Dr. Casazza's Bio   

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