Stage 2 Application

First complete your Program Details then select which Level from the buttons below to complete your application. You may click the "Save" button at any time to save your progress on your application. Minimally, you need to enter a contact email address and a password to be able to return to your application later. After the first time you have saved your application, a new button will appear on the page allowing you to upload the documents required for your application. After you have uploaded the required documents and returned to this application, you will see a new button to save and submit your application for review. If there are problems with your application, you will be returned here with the problems that need to be corrected highlighted in red. If there are no problems with your application, you will be taken to the online payment screen.

Please use this Stage 2 application for renewal upon completion of the Stage 1 one-year certification period. (Remember that the three Stages are separate from the three Levels of certification. Stages refer to the length of time your program is certified. Levels refers to the depth of your training program.)


Application Instructions & Hints

Program Details Information

Update all fields below as needed.

  1. Level(s) Requested:

    Below, check each certification level for which you are applying:

    Level 1 / Certified Program*
    Level 2 / Advanced Certified Program*
    Level 3 / Master Certified Program*
    *(stage 2 certification is valid for 3 years)
  2. Program Details:


    If you do not know your ITTPC ID Number, please contact Cindy Lemek to obtain it.
  3. Your Program's Administrative Structure, & all Program Contact(s) for This Application:

    NOTE: For the certificate, list EACH Program & EACH Campus involved in this tutor training application.

    Primary Contact

    Alternate Contact



    Alternate Contact

  4. CRLA's Copyright Policy:

    Compliance with federal copyright law is expected of all CRLA-ITTPC programs. It is our legal and ethical responsibility to give authorship credit for all materials we use in the classroom, or tutor, or mentor training. Additionally, it is our legal and ethical responsibility to purchase, or to have students purchase, any copyrighted materials used in training. Programs found to be in violation of copyright law will lose their CRLA-ITTPC certification.

    I have read CRLA's Copyright Policy above, and I agree that our program will follow it throughout this certification period.

  5. Compliance With Copyright

    If you use any copyrighted materials in your tutor training, please list them, and explain how you manage the use of such materials. If you do not use any copyrighted materials, please state that you do not use any copyrighted materials.

  6. Application Password

    You must assign a password to your application to facilitate updating your application in the future. This password will allow you access to the application in conjunction with any of the contact email addresses at any of the campuses listed in the Administrative Structure & all Program Contacts section above.

Application Instructions & Hints

Overview Narrative of Your Tutoring and Tutor Training Program

Update all fields below as needed to accurately reflect your current program.

Please describe the following elements of your tutor training program in narrative form. Later in this application you will be asked to elaborate on various points and provide documentation to support your narrative.

Program history:

Program objectives:

Reporting lines:

Sources of funding:

Services and students served:

Describe your program physical location and available resources:

Describe how your program is managed and administered:

Describe your training guidelines (administration, selection, hours, tracking, evaluation, etc):

Briefly describe how you generally conduct your training (group size, meeting frequency/length, type of presentations, etc):


Application Instructions & Hints

Verification of Certification Requirements

The second stage is your opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the initial training program you implemented.
It is an opportunity for you to:

  1. Reflect on the challenges and benefits of being a certified program, and
  2. Identify the changes you want to make in your tutor training program, and share with ITTPC the following:
    • Projected changes
    • Issues and challenges you faced
    • Benefits you experienced (and an option to let us post your comments, if you like). You may also share any assessment reports or data you have collected.

Please provide brief, but complete descriptions of the requested information

How has your program changed since your Stage 1 certification?

Describe any issues or concerns you faced in administering and/or delivering your Stage 1 certified tutor training program, and how you addressed those issues:

How do you assess the effectiveness of your tutor training program at Stage 1?

Please describe both your formative and summative assessment techniques for your Stage 1 certified tutor training (at each level of certification):

What have been the benefits of Stage 1 certification for your program and your institution?

Would you allow us to post your comments to the CRLA-ITTPC website to use as a valuable resource for your colleagues toward documenting and improving the quality and components of CRLA's ITTPC program?






Level 1 / Certified Tutor

TOPICS

What topics do you cover in your Level 1 training? You must include a minimum of eight of the fifteen possible topics or seven topics and one "other". Check all that apply. We recommend at least 30 minutes per ITTPC topic.

Active listening and paraphrasing
Adult learners and/or Learning theory and/or Learning styles
Assertiveness and/or Handling difficult students
Basic tutoring guidelines and/or Tutoring do's and/or Tutoring don'ts
Communication skills
Compliance with the ethics and/or philosophy of the Tutor Program, and/or Sexual Harassment, and/or Plagiarism
Critical thinking skills
Definition of tutoring and tutor responsibilities
Modeling problem solving
Referral skills
Role modeling
Setting goals and/or Planning
Study skills
Techniques for successfully beginning & ending a tutor session
Other(s) (specify):
Substitute an unused topic from a different level:
Justification for substitution:

SUMMARY CHART

The summary chart creates a more complete "snap-shot" of your tutor training program for the reviewers. You must complete the chart for each level of certification for which you are applying.

Level 1

Include these items in the chart below:

  • Minimums: at least eight (8) of the Level I topics must be covered. The amount of time devoted to each ITTPC topic may vary. We recommend at least 30 minutes per ITTPC topic.
  • Required "Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, Live, and Real-time (if online)" training sessions should be marked as "TILR," and must add up to at least six (6) hours.
  • Be sure the total minimum of hours shown here adds up to at least ten (10) hours of training time excluding breaks and tutor evaluation.
Session Title ITTPC Topic When Covered Amount of time Modes Used Specify the Materials Used/Documentation
(include specific page numbers). Indicate if this has changed since Stage 1
TILR

Level 2 / Advanced Certified Tutor

AREAS / TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN TUTOR TRAINING - Level 2:

In addition to reviewing the topics covered in Level 1 training, a minimum of four (4) of the following topics should be covered in Level 2 training.

[Topics with 'and/or' count as only 1 choice.] The exact amount of time devoted to each topic may vary.
Mark an "X" below for each topic covered in your Level 2 training sessions.

Review of Level 1 topics (REQUIRED) Plus at Least 4 of the Following Topic Choices:

Assessing or Changing Study Behaviors
Brain Dominance Learning
Cultural Awareness, and/or Inter-cultural Communications, and/or Diversity, and/or Special Needs Students
Identifying and Using Resources
Tutoring in Specific Skills, and/or Subject Areas
Use of Probing Questions
Other(s) (specify):
[NOTE: You may use more than one "Other" in training, but all will count only as 1 of the required topics.]
Substitute an unused topic from a different level:
Justification for substitution:

Summary Chart

Level 2

The summary chart creates a more complete "snap-shot" of your tutor training program for the reviewers. You must complete the chart for each level of certification for which you are applying.

Include these items in the chart below:

  • Minimums: a review session of the Level 1 topics you covered before, and four (4) of the Level 2 topics must be covered. The amount of time devoted to each ITTPC topic may vary.
  • Required "Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, Live, and Real-time (if online)" training sessions should be marked as "TILR," and must add up to at least four (4) hours.
  • Be sure the total minimum of hours shown here adds up to at least ten (10) hours of training time excluding breaks and tutor evaluation.
Session Title ITTPC Topic When Covered Amount of time Modes Used Specify the Materials Used/Documentation
(include specific page numbers). Indicate if this has changed since Stage 1
TILR

Level 3 / Master Certified Tutor

TUTOR SELECTION CRITERIA - Level 3

While this criteria may have been met at Level 1, if your criteria is different for Level 3 or has changed since a previous Level 1 certification, please describe your Level 3 tutor selection process, and how it meets the criteria below.

AREAS / TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN TUTOR TRAINING - Level 3:

In addition to reviewing the topics covered in Levels 1 & 2 training, a minimum of four (4) of the following topics should be covered in Level 3 training. [Topics with 'and/or' count as only 1 choice.]

The exact amount of time devoted to each topic may vary.
Check each topic covered in your Level 3 training sessions.

Review of Levels 1 & 2 topics (REQUIRED) Plus at Least 4 of the Following Topic Choices:
Group Management Skills (Group Interaction and Group Dynamics)
How to Tutor/Deal with Target Populations
Role of Learning Centers in Higher Education
Self-regulated Learning, and/or Brain Learning, and/or Memory
Structuring the Learning Experience
Training and Supervising Other Tutors (Supervisory Skills)
Other(s) (specify):
[NOTE: You may use more than one "Other" in training, but all will count only as 1 of the required topics.]
Substitute an unused topic from a different level:
Justification for substitution:

Summary Chart

Level 3

The summary chart creates a more complete "snap-shot" of your tutor training program for the reviewers. You must complete the chart for each level of certification for which you are applying.

Include these items in the chart below:

  • Minimums: a review session of the Level 1 & Level 2 topics you covered before, and four (4) of the Level 3 topics must be covered. The amount of time devoted to each ITTPC topic may vary.
  • Required "Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, Live, and Real-time (if online)" training sessions should be marked as "TILR," and must add up to at least two (2) hours.
  • Be sure the total minimum of hours shown here adds up to at least ten (10) hours of training time excluding breaks and tutor evaluation.
  • Session Title ITTPC Topic When Covered Amount of time Modes Used Specify the Materials Used/Documentation
    (include specific page numbers). Indicate if this has changed since Stage 1
    TILR
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