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Tutor Training Certification: (ITTPC) International Tutor Training Program Certification
 

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Tips in Preparing and Submitting Applications

  1. Be clear and succinct. The reviewers are interested in the wonderful aspects of your program, BUT their first task is to be sure your program meets the ITTPC minimum requirements for certification. Make it easy and clear for them to see and find the documents that support this first. Then you can highlight the aspects you feel passionate about that go above and beyond ITTPC guidelines.

  2. In addition to the application, many programs organize their supporting materials to make them easier for reviewers to find. Many programs create folders for the following as :
    • CRLA Application
    • Administrative (samples of tutor application, recruiting material, tutor application, tutoring log, reports of tutoring experience, sample tutor evaluations, etc.)
    • Level 1 (samples of materials used for each of the sessions for Level 1 training including PowerPoints, handouts, citations of copyrighted material with a description, You Tube videos, websites, and other resource materials used).
    • Level 2 (samples of materials used for each of the sessions for Level 2 training including PowerPoints, handouts, citations of copyrighted material with a description, You Tube videos, websites, and other resource materials used).
    • Level 3 (samples of materials used for each of the sessions for Level 3 training including PowerPoints, handouts, citations of copyrighted material with a description, You Tube videos, websites, and other resource materials used).

  3. Begin with a Program Overview, a clear and complete narrative, including History, Mission, Objectives, Reporting Lines, Sources of Funding, Services, Program Location and Facilities, Training Guidelines, and General Procedures. It would be helpful to include how application and reflection, along with information, are integrated into the training program. Provide evidence that the program is or willl be actually working, not just a theoretical model.

  4. Explain how much of the training is to be TILR (Tutor-trainer supervised,Interactive, Live, and Real-time) as opposed to how much can be individual (on the computer, via video, etc. done by the student alone). Six hours minimum of TILR for level I, four hours minimum of TILR for level 2, and two hours minimum of TILR for level 3.

  5. Proofread carefully to be sure your packet is presented in a professional manner. The application should be neat and well-organized.

  6. Do not scan pages from books that have a copyright. Instead list the ISBN number for texts used.

  7. Cite the name, author, publisher, etc for copyrighted information including video and computer-generated activities used in training.

  8. Prove to the reviewers that tutors have spent at least the minimum 10 hours of training (600 minutes) indicated, have competently covered the topics, and have utilized a variety of methods in completing the training.

  9. Be sure the information in the summary chart is complete for each level you are applying for and includes the topics, hours, mode, and person presenting. Here is the opportunity to provide the reviewers with the details that describe the topics being covered, time, modes and materials being used for each topic (yours and required) of the training.

  10. Include training agendas, powerpoints, handouts for each of the sessions.

  11. Avoid counting field trips, parties, and evaluations as part of the minimum 10 hours required training hours (a minimum of 600 minutes for each level).

  12. Work logs don't necessarily show number of hours tutored to meet the 25 hours of tutoring. Some programs have tutors doing other jobs. Please document how you know that the tutor you certify has TUTORED at least 25 hours before being certified. You will want to provide a sample of how you know a tutor has met the 25 hours of tutoring with students. If you use a tracking system, you should include a copy or describe state how you track. CRLA certifies your program, but we need to know that you know that each tutor has tutored at least 25 hours BEFORE you certify them. Thus, you need to document how you know that each tutor has met that requirement.

  13. Include sample assessments and surveys, please add results. Completed samples help to see how they work. You can black out tutor and/or students names to protect their privacy. You can also create samples with created names and data.

  14. If you are applying for a new or continuing certification for Level III, demonstrate clearly how the material has been deepened or expanded from Levels I and II. Be sure to include and describe any special projects in Level III.

  15. Toot your own horn. Although reviewers look for “proven” documentation, the more standard training materials common to many ITPC-certified programs, they also look for original materials which reflect a particular culture and learning environment. Again, feel free to highlight the aspects you feel passionate about that or that may go above and beyond ITTPC guidelines.
 
College Reading & Learning Association
Tutor Training Program Certification information at ww.crla.net/ittpc/
Questions to ITTPC Coordinator, Rick Sheets, Ed.D. at rick.sheets@crla.net
Last update on: 24-Aug-2014

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