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John C Wood

Personal Info

I've been the Director of the Learning Assistance Center at Pasadena City College since 1988. Twice, early in my career, I attended Learning Assistance Professionals Institutes where I made professional contacts and was mentored by the best in our field - Martha Maxwell, Hunter Boylan, Frank Christ, Lucy MacDonald, Elaine Burns - to name a few. I was also a member of the California Tutor Project under the leadership of Ross McDonald who developed the definitive tutor training text - The Master Tutor - based on the project's research. I was a board member for several years with ACTLA (Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance) through which I maintain working relationships with many outstanding colleagues. I'm currently a board member for the National Tutoring Association (NTA)and was awarded their Lifetime Achievement honor in 2006.

Over the past several years, I’ve developed a tutor training program for the college, through which we certify 100 new student tutors every year. I especially enjoy working with a team of professionals in our center who creatively and effectively serve over 5,000 students each year.