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Roberta Schotka

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Roberta Schotka is the Director of Programs at Wellesley College's Pforzheimer Learning & Teaching Center. She holds an Ed.M in Instructional Media & Technology, a B.S. in Elementary Education, and has completed the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education management training program. Roberta is a member of the Learning Assistance Association of New England (LAANE), the New England Peer Tutor Association (NEPTA) and the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), where she is has just been elected president of the CRLA Northeast Chapter. In addition she is the site chair for the 2013 CRLA national conference in Boston.

For the past eight years Roberta has also served as assistant coordinator and program reviewer for CRLA's International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) and coordinator of the annual Outstanding Tutor Award. Roberta has been on the NEPTA Steering Committee for the past twelve years and was coordinator for two NEPTA conferences. She also served as national co-chair for the 2008 NADE conference.

Roberta has presented at numerous regional and national conferences. She has directed tutorial and academic support programs at a small, urban community college, a large private research university and currently at a small, private, liberal arts college for women. She has extensive experience in the field of tutoring, tutor training, academic support services and student retention initiatives and has developed and taught first-year experience courses at both the university and community college level.