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1 CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS: A Brief Overview

2 28 Years ago Need Identified Informal Discussion began about tutoring & the need for training tutors Need for Tutor training consistency quality standards recognition

3 Idea Developed Certification for tutor training programs Julie Blankenburg, IL Kathy Carpenter, NE Tom Gier, AK Karan Hancock, AK Gladys Shaw, TX Linda St. Clair, UT

4 ITCP: International Tutor Certification Program Changed to ITPC: International Tutor Program Certification Now known as ITTPC: International Tutor Training Program Certification 1989 ITCP becomes a reality!

5 IMCP: International Mentor Certification Program Changed to IMPC: International Mentor Program Certification Now known as IMTPC: International Mentor Training Program Certification 1998 IMCP becomes a reality!

6 Number of certified programs has grown from 575 in 2008 to more than 950 Current Certified ProgramsCurrent Certified Programs ITTPC generates a revenue between $19,000-$26,000 above all ITTPC related costs each year 20 trained ITTPC volunteer reviewers, (14 are certified). Some have been reviewers more than10 yrs, others for 15 yrs.volunteer reviewers Recognized and endorsed by the following: CLADEA, ATCLA, ATP, CRLA, NADE, NCDE, & NCLCA

7 Through reorganization and new marketing strategies, the program has experienced recent growth. November 2011: 28 certified programs Today: 59 certified programs Now offering an Outstanding Mentor Award Designated volunteer reviewers Recognized and endorsed by the following: CLADEA, ATCLA, ATP, CRLA, NADE, NCDE, & NCLCA

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10 Program certification components Tutor/Mentor Selection Training Experience Evaluation

11 ITTPC Training Topics Level 1Level 2Level 3 1.Def of tutoring and tutor responsibilities 2.Basic tutoring guidelines &/or Tutoring do's or don'ts 3.Techniques for successfully beginning and ending a tutor session 4.Adult learners and/or Learning theory and/or Learning styles 5.Assertiveness and/or Handling difficult students 6.Role modeling 7.Setting goals and/or 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 and/or Sexual harassment and/or Plagiarism 14.Modeling problem solving 15.Other (please specify) 1.Review of Level 1 topics 2.Use of probing questions 3.Brain Dominance Learning 4.Cultural Awareness and/or inter-cultural communications and/or Diversity and/or Special Needs Students* 5.Identifying and using resources 6.Tutoring in specific skill and/or subject areas 7.Assessing or Changing Study Behaviors 8.Other (please specify) or Substitution of one Topic from Level 1 (not used before) or from Level 3 (include justification/need for substitution)** 1.Review of Level 1 and Level 2 topics 2.Self-regulated Learning and/or Brain Learning and/or Memory 3.How to tutor/deal with Target Populations 4.The role of Learning Centers in Higher Education 5.Structuring the learning experience 6.Training and supervising other tutors (supervisory skills) 7.Group management skills (group interaction and group dynamics) 8.Other (please specify) or Substitution of one Topic from Level 1 or Level 2 (not used before--include justification/need for substitution)** Minimum of 6 hours of the training must be must be: Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, Live, and Real-time

12 IMTPC Training Topics Level 1Level 2Level 3Electives Option 1: Level 1 Tutor Certification + -Role of the Peer Mentor -Dos and Donts -Professional Ethics -Establishing Rapport & Motivating Mentees -Electives Option 2: -Role of the Peer Mentor -Dos and Donts -Professional Ethics -Establishing Rapport and Motivating Mentees -Questioning and Listening Skills -Preparing to Study -Resources and Referrals -Electives Level 1 training topics + -Conflict Resolution -Mentoring Boundaries -Ways of Mentoring -Cultural Awareness -Academic Majors and Advising -Electives Levels 1 and 2 topics + -Conferencing skills -Constructive criticism -Gender issues awareness -Leadership styles -Electives /imtpc/certification _requirements.ht m

13 ITTPC: Certification Overview LevelAmount/Duration of Training Required Tutoring Experience Certification Fees Level 1Minimum of 10 hrsMinimum of 25 hrs$150 for one program on one campus + $50 for each additional program added (on same or additional campus) under one certificate Level 2Minimum of 10 hrs after completing Level 1 Minimum of 25 hrs after completing Level 1 (Min. 50 hrs) $250 for one program on one campus + $100 for each additl program added (on same or additional campus) under one certificate Level 3Minimum of 10 hrs after completing Level 2 Minimum of 25 hrs after completing Level 2 (Min. 75 hrs) $350 for one program on one campus + $150 for each additl program added (on same or additional campus) under one certificate

14 IMTPC: Certification Overview LevelAmount/Duration of Training Required Mentoring Experience Certification Fees Level 115 hours50 hours$75 Level 225 hours75 hours$150 Level 335 hours100 hours$200

15 ITTPC: Benefits of Certification Develop a super tutoring program utilizing certification guidelines, CRLA Tutor Training Handbook, and the experience of other professionals attending CRLA Conferences. Using CRLA guidelines, organize training sessions into a curriculum and/or a credit course. Create teamwork in your department by involving colleagues in tutor training curriculum design, actual tutor training, and tutor evaluation. Generate interest in the community by giving a press release to local and campus newspapers about your CRLA Certified Program. Secure greater student and faculty confidence and respect for your tutorial staff and program. Attract highly motivated tutors with CRLA Certification credentials and extensive training. Tie wage rates to CRLA Certification levels to provide incentive for more training and experience. Involve upper level tutors in developing and/or conducting segments of lower level tutor training. Honor certified tutors by hosting a ceremony/party in their honor. Emphasize the transferability of CRLA Tutor Certification to other certifying colleges and universities Encourage tutors to add CRLA Tutor Certification to their resumes and to talk about their training and experience in job interviews. Add to your own resume with items such as authored certification proposal, developed and conducted tutor training and maintained certification records. IN ADDITION PROGRAM IDENTIFIED 23 OTHER BENEFITS LISTED ON WEBSITE!

16 IMTPC: Benefits of Certification Create a coherent curriculum Secure student/faculty confidence Attract program interest & attention Generate spirit of teamwork Generate community interest Attract highly motivated mentors Tie wage rates to certification levels Honor certified mentors

17 Questions? Thoughts? Comments?


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