Tutor Trainings

Luther College is pursuing College Reading & Learning Association's (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC).

CRLA and ITTPC are proud to serve as a benchmark and standard for excellent tutor training programs around the globe. With over 1,200 certified programs, and a long history of recognizing learning assistance programs who improve the quality of tutoring as a profession.

CRLA Tutor Training Program Certification is three levels and offers numerous benefits for tutors and programs. The following is a partial list of the opportunities/benefits that are possible with CRLA Tutor Training Program Certification:

  • Secure greater student and faculty confidence and respect for tutorial staff and program.
  • Attract attention and interest of different departments to stimulate interaction for the betterment of both departments such as working together on training.
  • Add completion of CRLA ITTPC Tutor Training Program certification to your resumes and will be able to talk about your training and experience in job interviews.
  • Attract highly motivated tutors.
  • Increase wage rates per level in order to provide incentive for additional training and experience, as well as help with retention of tutors.
  • Honor tutors who have completed all requirements of your CRLA-certified tutor training program.
  • Transferability of CRLA Tutor Certification to other certifying colleges and universities. In other words, a tutor trained at Level I at one institution would be recognized at another.

CRLA tutor training is required for all CAE tutors and for the safety of all involved will be a combination of in person, virtual, and asynchronous session. 

FA22 Tutor Training Schedule

Saturday, September 10, 2022 
Session Time CRLA Topic Duration Type
1) 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-10:30am: Introductions and Administrative Policies and Procedures
10:30am-11:00am: Role of the Tutor
11:00am-11:30am: Tutoring Dos and Don’ts 
11:30am-12:00pm: Conducting a Successful Session
3 hours TIS
12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch
2) 12:30pm-2:00pm 12:30pm-1:00pm: Professional Ethics (academic integrity and honesty, copyright compliance, plagiarism)
1:00pm-1:30pm: Title IX and/or Sexual Harassment
1:30pm-2:00pm: Compliance with Privacy Act (FERPA)
1.5 hours TIS
Saturday, September 17, 2022 
Session Time CRLA Topic Duration Type
3) 9:00am-10:30am 9:00am-9:45am: Advanced Study Skills
9:45am-10:30am: Time Management for Tutors and Students
1.5 hours TIS
4) 10:30am-12:00pm 10:30am-11:15am: Learning Theories
11:15am-12:00pm: Problem Solving
1.5 hours TIS
11:30am-12:00pm Lunch
5) 12:00pm-1:00pm Communication Styles and closing thoughts (activity) 1 hours TIS

TIS = Tutor-Trainer Led, Interactive, and Synchronous 

White, D. (2018). International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC). Retrieved August 10, 2020, from https://www.crla.net/index.php/certifications/ittpc-international-tutor-training-program