What is BATS?
The Bay Area Tutoring Summit (BATS) is a peer organization for the Bay Area's leading professional tutors and private educators. The purpose of BATS is to facilitate professional development, excellence in tutoring, peer review, and community service opportunities amongst our members.
Who are BATS members?
Most of us are academic and test prep tutors, while other BATS members are high school and college admissions counselors, educational psychologists, and test anxiety experts. One common denominator amongst our members is that we are all full-time education professionals, and this is the singular focus of our careers. Another is that we are all private educators who are hired directly by students and families, rather than by schools.
What does BATS do?
By its nature, tutoring is a solo endeavor, making it all too easy for professional weaknesses to go unrecognized. We BATS members are continually sharing aspects of our craft with our peers, shining sunlight on all corners of our own skills (and deficits). We are a source of knowledge for each other's questions, and we take turns facilitate monthly breakout seminars in our areas of expertise. As well, we are a network of colleagues and friends in a profession where we almost always work alone. Last but not least, BATS members are a group of trusted educators to whom we can refer, helping students and families find the perfect professional for their needs.
Does BATS provide tutoring?
No; BATS is a professional development organization, and all of our members maintain their own practices. If you're interested in tutoring services, please refer to our member directory or tutors by subject pages to find the professional who's right for you.
What is BATS Scholars?
BATS Scholars is the community service program of the Bay Area Tutoring Summit. Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply.
How do I become a member?
If you already know a member of BATS, talk to them! If not, please contact any of our members through our member directory. They can tell you more about the membership process. An additional option, though it may result in a slower reply, is to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can answer my questions about BATS?
Just ask any member, or email email@example.com.
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