Tina is a triple Husky. She has earned a BA and a MA in Sociology and an MBA from Northeastern University. She has been credited for creating and institutionalizing the Peer Tutoring Program at Northeastern. Her mission for the program is to promote peer-to-peer learning were students shared their knowledge and expertise with one another in a nurturing nonjudgmental environment. Her goal is to create synergy among students, faculty, and tutors in a collaborative academic environment where students’ academic growth and development is a priority. She has partnered with faculty in the academic departments in order to firmly ground peer tutoring as an extension of the classroom experience.
As the Director of Peer Tutoring Program, she has championed both students and tutors. She initiated designated tutoring to aid at-risk students and helped jump-start the persistence and retention initiative to aid students on academic probation. She was instrumental in designing and implementing a new Tutoring WebApp, an online scheduling platform powered by Salesforce, which is linked to each student's profile as well as to both advisors’ notes and to the Faculty and Advisor Communication Tool (FACT) early warning system. The Tutoring WebApp also provides students easy access to tutoring resources on real time and makes it possible to collect/analyze data for assessment purposes. She also worked on redesigning the PTP website in order to improve its accessibility, directionality, and functionality.
Under Tina’s direction, PTP has earned CRLA certification since 2001 and has certified a great number of peer tutors in all 3 Levels throughout the years. Tina offers CRLA Peer Tutor Training workshops open to all peer tutors at Northeastern at the beginning of each semester. She has also developed and administers the CRLA Tutor Training Blackboard hybrid courses for all 3 levels as a pathway for tutors to meet certification requirements. She is a strong supporter of professional development encouraging the peer tutors to attend and present at the New England Peer Tutor Association (NEPTA) annual Spring conference.
Tina has presented extensively in a number of professional national and regional conferences. She has mentored many young professionals in the field of academic assistance. She has also held various leadership positions in the CRLA. Tina is a proud recipient of the CRLA Robert Griffin Award for Long and Outstanding Service.