Apply to Become a CAE Tutor

Because our needs change frequently, CAE accepts applications on a continual basis. Please feel free to submit an application if you have an interest in being considered as a tutor in a future semester. Qualified applicants must:

  • Be current, work study eligible Luther students
  • Earn a B or better in the courses they wish to tutor
  • Provide a faculty reference for each subject you would like to tutor for
  • Be able to communicate effectively with other students
  • Demonstrate reliability and professionalism.


To be considered for a position, please complete the tutor application form below. Applicants will also need to check with the Student Employment Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office how many work study hours are available each week. Their email is [email protected].

In some cases, the system may time out if this form stays open for a long period of time. We recommend drafting your responses in a separate document and copying and pasting them into the form. Please send an email to Adam Lenehan, Coordinator of Tutor and Academic Services, to confirm that your application was received or if you have questions about the application process.


Luther College is Certified Level 1 from the 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.
  • 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. Tutor trainings are a total of ten hours for the semester. For the safety of all involved, tutor trainings will be a combination of in person, virtual, and asynchronous sessions. 


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