INTO USF Tutoring Center Receives Certification
The INTO USF Tutoring Center is now more aligned with other tutoring centers at the University of South Florida.
Recently, the tutoring center was certified by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA), which allows tutors who meet certain requirements to become Level 1 certified tutors.
"It has always been a goal for the INTO USF Tutoring Center to earn a certification
from a recognized association," said Jordan Walters, Assistant Director of the INTO
USF Tutoring Center. "After researching different tutoring associations, we decided
the CRLA was the best decision as it was also the same program the USF Academic Success
Center uses to certify their tutors."
Becoming a level 1 tutor requires a tutor to receive a minimum of ten hours of training, six of which must be live and the remaining can be completed through multimedia alternatives. Tutors must also have 25 hours of experience and have earned a B or higher in the expert field. The final step includes evaluations on the tutors performance.
"This certification further confirms that our Tutoring Center has well qualified and trained tutors who are able to assist our students," Walters said. "Earning the endorsement from an internationally recognized association like the CRLA, validates the work we do with our students and ensures that the tutoring they receive is among the best. It also provides students the assurance that they will receive the same quality service from every tutor with whom they work."
The INTO USF Tutoring Center opened its doors shortly after the launch of the Pathway Program in 2010. It originally started with about 6 tutors supporting business and engineering graduate students. Today the Tutoring Center has 45 tutors supporting more than 800 students enrolled in INTO's Academic English, General English and Pathway programs.