UCF’s Student Academic Resource Center tied for first place in the nation among institutions observing the recent National Tutoring Week. The annual event is hosted by the National Tutoring Association, and this year UCF recognized and thanked the university’s 125 tutors, supplemental instruction leaders, student assistants and graduate assistants.

There were a dozen events for SARC student staffers to participate in, including a meet-and-greet brunch with Student Development and Enrollment Services leaders, a community outreach at the UCF Arboretum, a workshop hosted by FAIRWINDS Credit Union, a talent competition, and other activities.

Since 2011, SARC has celebrated National Tutoring Week by recognizing more than 500 tutors that have helped improve the UCF community through academic services.

Rebecca Piety, director of the Student Academic Resource Center and University Testing Center, credited UCF’s top event ranking to the work of Patricia Hartley, coordinator of tutoring and outreach; Jenna Gonzalez, graduate assistant; and Francisco Del Prado, lead tutor. Because of the first-place honor, Hartley was given a free registration to the association’s 2016 professional development conference in Tampa.

FAIRWINDS Credit Union sponsored National Tutoring Week at UCF.