University Tutorial Program
College Reading and Learning Association
The University Tutorial Program has earned Level III certification by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) for its tutor training program. This certification enables the University Tutorial Program to certify tutors on Regular, Advanced, or Master tutor levels based on training and experience.
Since March 1989, over 1000 college and university tutorial programs in the United States and Canada have received tutor training certification through CRLA's International Tutor Program Certification (ITPC).
The purpose of this program is twofold. First, it provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors' successful work from an international organization, CRLA. Second, its certification process sets a standard of skills and training for tutors.
CRLA's ITPC has been endorsed by the National Association for Developmental Education, Commission XVI of the American College Personnel Association, the American Council of Developmental Education Associations, Association for the Tutoring Professional and the National Tutoring Association.
What does certification mean?
Tutors who receive level one status have met the basic requirements for tutor certification, which involve pre-term training on tutor roles and responsibilities, designing and implementing effective tutoring sessions, communication skills, questioning techniques, proper documentation and study skills strategies, as well as the accumulation of required tutoring experience. After completion of Regular certification, a tutor may then be certified at the Advanced or Master levels with additional training and experience.