Stage Two Application

NOTE: The Stage Two application should be completed by recently-certified programs who have not lapsed at Stage One. The purpose is to reflect on and document the certification process thus far.

We recommend programs submit their application 3-to-6 months prior to the certification expiration date. Applications submitted up to six months beyond the expiration date will incur a late fee. Applications submitted beyond six months late will be required to re-apply at stage one.

Instructions:

  1. Select the level(s) you are seeking certification for.
  2. List the primary and secondary contacts for your program.
  3. To save your work, complete section 6: Create an application password. Note that any contact on the application can access this application using their email address and this application password. Once you have created a password, you may click "save" in the bottom left corner to save your progress.
  4. Answer the remaining questions on the application.
  5. After you click "save", a new button will show up at the bottom for you to upload documentation to support your application.
  6. Once you have entered all the requested information and uploaded the documentation, a new button will appear that gives you the ability to submit your completed application for review.

If there are problems or missing information on your application, you will be returned to the beginning of the application 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.

Program Details Information

Update all fields below as needed.

  1. Level(s) Requested:

    Select each certification level for which you are applying:

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


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

    NOTE: For the certificate, list EACH Tutorial Program & Campus involved in this tutor training certification 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 your legal and ethical responsibility as professionals to give authorship credit for all materials you use in the classroom, or tutor or mentor training. Additionally, it is your legal and ethical responsibility to purchase, or to have students purchase, or to seek permission to use, 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. Copyrighted materials may include textbooks, articles, photographs, videos, websites, or other materials or media created by someone other than yourself. CRLA strongly recommends conferring with a librarian if you are not sure if an item is copyrighted.

    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 access to your application in the future. This password will allow you access to the application in conjunction with the contact email address of any person listed in the Administrative Structure & Program Contacts section above.

Application Instructions & Hints

Overview Narrative of Your Tutoring and Tutor Training Program

Briefly describe the following elements of your tutor training program in narrative form. Later in this application you will be asked to provide documentation to support your narrative.

Tutorial and tutor training program history:

Tutorial and tutor training program objectives:

Reporting lines for tutors and any professional staff associated with the tutorial program:

Sources of funding:

Services and students/populations served by your tutorial program:

Describe your tutorial program's physical location and available resources:

Describe how your tutorial program is managed and administered:

Briefly describe how you select your tutors, how you track tutor training compliance and completion, and how you evaluate tutor growth.:

Briefly describe the typical group size, meeting frequency/length, type of presentations, etc., for your tutor training program at each relevant level:


Application Instructions & Hints

Verification of Certification Requirements

Stage Two is your opportunity 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 of having a certified program

Provide brief, but complete, descriptions of the requested information.

How has your tutor training program and/or overall tutorial program changed since your Stage One certification? Consider, for example, facilitation techniques, facilitators, program administrators and/or administration techniques, etc.

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

How have you assessed the effectiveness of your tutor training program at Stage One? Was your assessment methodology valuable? Do you plan on evaluating your training program differently in the future? Did the training you developed result in a change in your tutors' practices?

How do you determine whether a tutor is performing up to your expectations?

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

Can CRLA-ITTPC use excerpts from your responses to the previous questions on our website as example of the value of certification?



Yes, you have permission to post my remarks only, but do not include my name, title or institution name/program on the ITTPC website



To answer the next section, please select the levels you are applying for from the boxes below.

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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 topics listed below. Select all that apply. We strongly encourage you to spend at least 30 minutes per ITTPC topic.

Each of these topics has an associated standard, outcome, and list of possible assessments. For more information, please see this document.

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 or "other," if selected above:

SUMMARY CHART

The summary chart creates a "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 1 topics, as selected on the topic list above. The amount of time devoted to each ITTPC topic may vary. We recommend at least 30 minutes per ITTPC topic.
  • "Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, and Synchronous" training sessions marked as "TIS,"adding up to at least six (6) hours.

General Notes:

  • 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.
  • Please record your times in hours or parts-of-hours (1 hour, 0.25 hours, etc., where 0.25 hours represents a quarter of an hour).
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
TIS

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) additional 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. We strongly encourage you to spend at least 30 minutes on training and activities for each ITTPC topic.

Select each topic covered in your Level 2 training.

Review of Level 1 topics (REQUIRED)

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 or "other" topic (if selected above):

Summary Chart

Level 2

The summary chart creates a "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:

  • A review of level 1 topic(s),
  • At least four of the Level 2 topics, as selected on the topic list above. The amount of time devoted to each ITTPC topic may vary.

General Notes:

  • Your review of Level 1 must be substantively different than your original coverage of the topic(s). Tutors at this level may not simply re-attend a previous level's topic for credit at level 2.
  • Required "Tutor-trainer-led, Interactive, and Synchronous" training sessions should be marked as "TIS," 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.
  • Please record your times in hours or parts-of-hours (1 hour, 0.25 hours, etc., where 0.25 hours represents a quarter of an hour).
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
TIS

Level 3 / Master Certified Tutor

TUTOR SELECTION CRITERIA - Level 3

Describe your Level 3 tutor evaluation process and criteria, being sure to note any differences between evaluation at level 3 as compared to level 1 and/or level 2.

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. 

Select each topic covered in your Level 3 training sessions.

Review of Levels 1 & 2 topics (REQUIRED)
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 or "other" (if selected above):

Summary Chart

Level 3

The summary chart creates a "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:

  • A review session of Level 1 & Level 2 topics,
  • At least Four (4) of the Level 3 topics as selected from the ITTPC topic list above. (The amount of time devoted to each ITTPC topic may vary.)
  • Required "Tutor-trainer supervised, Interactive, and Synchronous" training sessions should be marked as "TIS," and must add up to at least two (2) hours.

General Notes:

  • Your program review of Level 1 and 2 must be substantively different than your original coverage of the topic. Tutors at this level may not simply re-attend a previous level's topic for credit for review at level 3.
  • 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.
  • Please record your times as hours or parts-of-hours (1 hour, 0.25 hours, etc., where 0.25 hours represents a quarter of an hour).
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
TIS
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