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Regular/Level 1 Certification Requirements

A. AMOUNT/DURATION OF TUTOR TRAINING:
one or more of the following:

1. Minimum of ten (10) 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. Minimum of 6 hours of the training must be:  Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, Live and Real-Time and can take one or more of the following forms:

a. workshop instruction/seminar session
b. fact-to-face or online discussions
c. Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE, like Second Life)

 

2. The trainig time remaining can use the following as the main delivery medium

a. Videotapes/DVDs/websites
b. Conferences with tutor trainer/supervisor
c. Webquests, podcasts, webcasts, wikis, blogs
d. Texts, handouts, scavenger hunts
e. Special tutor projects
f. Other

C. AREA/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/ Tutoring do's / Tutoring don'ts
3. Techniques for successfully beginning and ending a tutor session
4. Adult learners / Learning theory / Learning styles
5. Assertiveness / Handling difficult students
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 / Sexual Harassment / Plagiarisn
14. Modeling problem solving
15. Other

D. REQUIRED TUTORING EXPERIENCE

    25 hours of actual tutoring

E. TUTOR SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Interview plus written approval of a content/skill instructor
AND/OR
2. Interview plus 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

This material taken from CRLA's Requirements for Certification of Tutor Programs

http://www.crla.net/itpc/certification_requirements.htm

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Last Updated: 4/12/12