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ASTC Tutor Training

The Academic Success & Tutoring Center's peer tutor training program is internationally recognized by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA), allowing us to grant our tutors Level 1 and Level 2 tutor certification

The College Reading & Learning Association is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college/adult level. 

CRLA Certified Tutors: Spring 2015

On Thursday, May 7th, 2015, the Academic Success and Tutoring Center recognized forty-nine peer tutors with Level One Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Training Program Certification (IITPC). These tutors were the ASTC's first cohort to be awarded tutor certification.

About The CRLA International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC)


Since March 1989, community college, college and university tutorial programs in the United States and Canada have received tutor training program certification through CRLA's International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC). There are over 1100 programs which are currently certified through ITTPC.


The purpose of the ITTPC program is twofold. First, it provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors' successful work from an international organization. Second, CRLA's tutor certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and training for tutors.

Why does the ASTC train tutors?

The Academic Success and Tutoring Center (ASTC) requires peer tutors to participate in a semester long training program, in accordance with the qualifications set forth by the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutor Training Program Certification. The ASTC training program focuses on the skills and knowledge that are vital to becoming a successful tutor. By participating in the ASTC’s tutor training program, a tutor can successfully communicate ideas and concepts, further the learning process, and encourage critical thinking to a diverse group of learners with different skills and abilities. 

What do tutors learn during training?

Click on the headings to learn more about the training topic.

Level 1 Training Topics

Ethics & Academic Integrity
Goal Setting
Group Tutoring
Self-Regulated Learning
Learning Disabilities
Positive Affirmations
Faculty Perspective

Level 2 Training Topics

Peer Mentoring
Assessing & Changing Study Behaviors
Role of Tutoring in Higher Education
Campus Resources
Cultural Awareness

 Become A Tutor Today!

We are currently accepting applications for undergraduate students wishing to become tutors for the Academic Success and Tutoring Center. Interested students should visit our Become a Tutor page.

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