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. 

Fall 2021 Semester Tutor Training Schedule:

Session Date  CRLA Topic
1) August 31, 2021 Tuesday               2:00pm - 4:00pm -Orientation and Overview of Tutoring Responsibilities-Basic tutoring guidelines and do's and don’ts
2) September 23, 2021 Thursday         9:30am - 11am -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) Due by September 30, 2021 -Setting goals and/or planning
4) October 14, 2021 Thursday          9:30am - 11am -Assertiveness and/or handling difficult students -Communication skills 
5) Due by October 31, 2021 -Referral skills
6) November 11, 2021 Thursday         9:30am - 11am -Role modeling                                                  -Study skills
7) Due by November 30, 2021 -Active listening and paraphrasing
8) December 9, 2021 Thursday              9:30am - 11am -Learning theory, and/or learning styles
-Modeling problem solving
9) Due by December 16, 2021 -Critical thinking skills

 

Spring 2022 Semester Tutor Training Schedule (tentative):

Session Date  CRLA Topic
1) February 1, 2022 Tuesday                    2:00pm - 4:00pm -Orientation and Overview of Tutoring Responsibilities                                          -Basic tutoring guidelines and do's and don’ts
2) February 10, 2022 Thursday                  9:30am - 11am -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) Due by February 28, 2022 -Setting goals and/or planning
4) March 10, 2022 Thursday                   9:30am - 11am -Assertiveness and/or handling difficult students -Communication skills 
5) Due by March 31, 2022 -Referral skills
6) April 21, 2022 Thursday                   9:30am - 11am -Role modeling                                        -Study skills
7) Due by April 30, 2022 -Active listening and paraphrasing
8) May 12, 2022 Thursday                  9:30am - 11am -Learning theory, and/or learning styles
-Modeling problem solving
9) Due by May 19, 2022 -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