APPENDIX A (pp. 167-168)

CRLA International Tutor Certification Program Guidelines

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College Reading & Learning Association

International Tutor Certification Program Guidelines

REQUIREMENTS FOR REGULAR/LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

A. AMOUNT/DURATION OF TUTOR TRAINING: (one or more of the following).
1. Minimum of ten hours of tutor training
2. A quarter/semester tutor training course
3. A quarter/semester of tutor training (non-course work)
B. MODES OF TUTOR TRAINING
1. Classroom and/or workshop instruction
PLUS any combination of the following
2. Tutor training videotapes
3. Conferences with tutor trainer/supervisor
4. Special tutor projects
5. Other
C. AREAS/TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN TUTOR TRAINING:
(a minimum of eight (8) of the topics should be covered in Level 1 training).
1. Definition of tutoring and tutoring responsibilities
2. Basic tutoring guidelines
3. Techniques for successfully beginning and ending a tutor session
4. Some basic Tutoring Do’s
5. Some basic Tutoring Don’ts
6. Role modeling
7. Setting goals/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
14. Modeling problem solving
15. Other (please specify)
D. REQUIRED TUTORING EXPERIENCE
25 hours of actual tutoring
E. TUTOR SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Written approval of a content/skill instructor
AND/OR
2. Endorsement of tutor trainer/supervisor
PLUS at least one of the following:
3. Grade of “A” or “B” in subject content being tutored
4. Documented experience equivalent to #3
F. TUTOR EVALUATION CRITERIA
1. A formal/informal evaluation process is in place
2. Formal/informal evaluation occurs on a regular basis
3. The results of the evaluation process are made known to the tutors

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