Tutor Trainings

Luther College is pursuing College Reading & Learning Association's (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC).

CRLA and ITTPC are proud to serve as a benchmark and standard for excellent tutor training programs around the globe. With over 1,200 certified programs, and a long history of recognizing learning assistance programs who improve the quality of tutoring as a profession.

CRLA Tutor Training Program Certification is three levels and offers numerous benefits for tutors and programs. The following is a partial list of the opportunities/benefits that are possible with CRLA Tutor Training Program Certification:

  • Secure greater student and faculty confidence and respect for tutorial staff and program.
  • Attract attention and interest of different departments to stimulate interaction for the betterment of both departments such as working together on training.
  • Add completion of CRLA ITTPC Tutor Training Program certification to your resumes and will be able to talk about your training and experience in job interviews.
  • Attract highly motivated tutors.
  • Increase wage rates per level in order to provide incentive for additional training and experience, as well as help with retention of tutors.
  • Honor tutors who have completed all requirements of your CRLA-certified tutor training program.
  • Transferability of CRLA Tutor Certification to other certifying colleges and universities. In other words, a tutor trained at Level I at one institution would be recognized at another.

CRLA tutor training is required for all CAE tutors and for the safety of all involved will be a combination of in person, virtual, and asynchronous session. 

The schedule and curriculum are as follows:

Session Date Duration CRLA Topic
1) August 27
2 hours -Orientation and Overview of Tutoring Responsibilities
-Basic tutoring guidelines and do's and don’ts
2) September 15
1.5 hours -Techniques for successfully beginning and ending a tutor session
-Compliance with the ethics and philosophy of the tutor program, sexual harassment, and/or plagiarism
3) September 30
Async due
.5 hours -Setting goals and/or planning
4) October 13
1.5 hours -Assertiveness and/or handling difficult students
-Communication skills
5) October 31
Async due
.5 hours -Referral skills
6) November 17
1.5 hours -Role modeling
-Study skills
7) November 30
Async due
.5 hours -Active listening and paraphrasing
8) December 15
1.5 hours -Learning theory, and/or learning styles
-Modeling problem solving
9) December 31
Async due
.5 hours -Critical thinking skills




White, D. (2018). International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC). Retrieved August 10, 2020, from https://www.crla.net/index.php/certifications/ittpc-international-tutor-training-program