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International Tutor Training Program Certification-
College Reading & Learning Association's program to certify post-secondary education institution tutor training programs and authorize those programs to certify tutors meeting their approved program certification requirements.

  1. REQUIREMENTS FOR REGULAR - LEVEL I CERTIFICATION

Compliance with federal copyright law is expected of all CRLA ITTPC programs. It is our legal and ethical responsibility to give authorship credit for all materials we use in the classroom and for tutor and mentor training. Additionally, it is our legal and ethical responsibility to purchase (or have students purchase) copyrighted materials. Programs found to be in violation of copyright law will lose their certification.

    ATP's Tutor Code of Ethics, endorsed by CLADEA, are supported and endorsed by ITTPC and CRLA, as well.

    1. AMOUNT/DURATION OF TUTOR TRAINING:
      Minimum of ten hours of tutor training as one or both of the following options:
      1. A quarter or semester or annual tutor training course
      2. A quarter or semester or annual tutor training (non-course work)

    2. MODES OF TUTOR TRAINING
      1. Minimum of 6 hours of the training must be must be:
        Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, Live, and Real-time and can take one or more of the following forms
        :
        1. workshop instruction or seminar session
        2. face-to-face or online discussions
        3. Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE, like Second Life)

      2. The training time remaining can use the following as the main delivery medium
        1. Videotapes, DVDs, and/or websites
        2. Conferences with tutor trainer or supervisor
        3. Webquests, podcasts, webcasts, wikis, blogs
        4. Texts, handouts, scavenger hunts
        5. Special tutor projects
        6. Other

    3. AREAS/TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN TUTOR TRAINING A minimum of eight (8) of the following topics should be covered in Level 1 training. The exact amount of time devoted to each topic may vary.
      1. Definition of tutoring and tutor responsibilities
      2. Basic tutoring guidelines and/or Tutoring do's and/or Tutoring don'ts
      3. Techniques for successfully beginning and ending a tutor session
      4. Adult learners and/or Learning theory and/or Learning styles
      5. Assertiveness and/or Handling difficult students
      6. Role modeling
      7. Setting goals and/or Planning
      8. Communication skills
      9. Active listening and paraphrasing
      10. Referral skills
      11. Study skills
      12. Critical thinking skills
      13. Compliance with the ethics and philosophy of the tutor program and/or Sexual harassment and/or
        Plagiarism
      14. Modeling problem solving
      15. Other (please specify)
       
    4. REQUIRED TUTORING EXPERIENCE
      25 hours of actual tutoring

    5. TUTOR SELECTION CRITERIA
      1. Interview plus written approval of a content and/or skill instructor
        AND/OR
        Interview plus endorsement of tutor trainer and/or supervisor

        PLUS at least one of the following:
      2. Grade of "A" or "B" in subject content being tutored
      3. Documented experience equivalent to grade of "A" or "B" in subject content being tutored

    6. TUTOR EVALUATION CRITERIA
      1. A formal and/or informal evaluation process is in place
      2. Formal and/or informal evaluation occurs on a regular basis
      3. The results of the evaluation process are made known to the tutors

 

II. REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED - LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION

Compliance with federal copyright law is expected of all CRLA ITTPC programs. It is our legal and ethical responsibility to give authorship credit for all materials we use in the classroom and for tutor and mentor training. Additionally, it is our legal and ethical responsibility to purchase (or have students purchase) copyrighted materials. Programs found to be in violation of copyright law will lose their certification.

    ATP's Tutor Code of Ethics, endorsed by CLADEA, are supported and endorsed by ITTPC and CRLA, as well.

    NOTE: TUTOR MUST HAVE COMPLETED LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

    1. AMOUNT/DURATION OF TUTOR TRAINING:
      Minimum of ten hours of tutor training as one or both of the following options:
      1. A quarter or semester or annual tutor training course
      2. A quarter or semester or annual tutor training (non-course work)
       
    2. MODES OF TUTOR TRAINING

      1. Minimum of 4 hours of the training must be must be:
        Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, Live, and Real-time
        and can take one or more of the following forms


        1. workshop instruction and/or seminar session
        2. face-to-face or online discussions
        3. Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE, like Second Life)

2. The training time remaining can also use the following

        1. Videotapes and/or DVDs and/or websites
        2. Conferences with tutor trainer and/or supervisor
        3. Webquests, podcasts, webcasts, wikis, and/or blogs
        4. Texts, handouts, scavenger hunts
        5. Special tutor projects
        6. Other

    1. AREAS/TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN TUTOR TRAINING: In addition to reviewing the topics covered in Level 1 a minimum of four (4) of the following topics should be covered in Level 2 training. The exact amount of time devoted to each topic may vary.

      1. Review of Level 1 topics
      2. Use of probing questions
      3. Brain Dominance Learning
      4. Cultural Awareness and/or inter-cultural communications and/or Diversity and/or Special Needs Students*
      5. Identifying and using resources
      6. Tutoring in specific skill and/or subject areas
      7. Assessing or Changing Study Behaviors
      8. Other (please specify)

      or Substitution of one Topic from Level 1 (not used before) or from Level 3 (include justification/need for substitution)**

    2. REQUIRED TUTORING EXPERIENCE
      25 additional hours of actual tutoring after completion of all Level 1 requirements
      (a minimum of 50 cumulative hours of actual tutoring)


    3. TUTOR SELECTION CRITERIA
      1. Met at Level 1

    4. TUTOR EVALUATION CRITERIA
      1. Met at Level 1

*Special Needs Students was inadvertently deleted from the list of topics and has been added back in. It was never intended to be eliminated from the list of topics.
** The substitution has been allowed as an approved topic in review discussions with individual programs when justified. Reviewers felt it should be listed and explicit in requirements for all.



  1. REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER - LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION
  2. Compliance with federal copyright law is expected of all CRLA ITTPC programs. It is our legal and ethical responsibility to give authorship credit for all materials we use in the classroom and for tutor and mentor training. Additionally, it is our legal and ethical responsibility to purchase (or have students purchase) copyrighted materials. Programs found to be in violation of copyright law will lose their certification.

    ATP's Tutor Code of Ethics, endorsed by CLADEA, are supported and endorsed by ITTPC and CRLA, as well.

    NOTE: TUTOR MUST HAVE COMPLETED LEVEL 1 AND 2 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

    1. AMOUNT/DURATION OF TUTOR TRAINING:
      Minimum of ten hours of tutor training as one or both of the following options:
      1. A quarter or semester or annual tutor training course
      2. A quarter or semester or annual tutor training (non-course work)

       
    2. MODES OF TUTOR TRAINING

      1. Minimum of 2 hours of the training must be must be:
        Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, Live, and Real-time
        and can take one or more of the following forms
        1. workshop instruction and/or seminar session
        2. b. face-to-face or online discussions
        3. c. Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE, like Second Life)

      2. The training time remaining can also use the following
        1. Videotapes and/or DVDs and/or websites
        2. Conferences with tutor trainer and/or supervisor
        3. Webquests, podcasts, webcasts, wikis, blogs
        4. Texts, handouts, scavenger hunts
        5. Special tutor projects
        6. Other

    3. AREAS/TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN TUTOR TRAINING: In addition to reviewing the topics covered in Level 1 and 2 a minimum of four (4) of the following topics should be covered in Level 3 training. The exact amount of time devoted to each topic may vary.

      1. Review of Level 1 and Level 2 topics
      2. Self-regulated Learning and/or Brain Learning and/or Memory
      3. How to tutor/deal with Target Populations
      4. The role of Learning Centers in Higher Education
      5. Structuring the learning experience
      6. Training and supervising other tutors (supervisory skills)
      7. Group management skills (group interaction and group dynamics)
      8. Other (please specify)

      or Substitution of one Topic from Level 1 or Level 2 (not used before--include justification/need for substitution)**
       

    4. REQUIRED TUTORING EXPERIENCE 25 additional hours of actual tutoring after completion of all Level 1 and Level 2 requirements (a minimum of 75 cumulative hours of actual tutoring)

    5. TUTOR SELECTION CRITERIA
      Met at Level 1

    6. TUTOR EVALUATION CRITERIA
      Met at Level 1

    ** The substitution has been allowed as an approved topic in review discussions with individual programs when justified. Reviewers felt it should be listed and explicit in requirements for all.

    Note: Changes to this page were made to clarify the ITTPC requirements, not to change the requirements. 9/17/2011 RAS

 
College Reading & Learning Association
Tutor Training Program Certification information at ww.crla.net/ittpc/
Questions to ITTPC Coordinator, Rick Sheets, Ed.D. at rick.sheets@crla.net
Last update on: 20-Jul-2014

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