The Learning Resource Center

Tutor Resources

LRC Current Tutors

LRC Prospective Tutors

The LRC Tutoring Programs are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), an international tutoring organization. The LRC's CRLA certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of tutor training for the purpose of providing tutors with skills, recognition, and positive reinforcement for their successful work. Currently, the LRC offers two levels of training for tutors, CRLA Level 1 and Level 2.

Subject Tutoring 

  • Tutors are chosen for their ability to communicate effectively and their desire to help, as well as promptness, dependability, and command of the subject matter.
  • Tutors must have a "B" grade or higher in the subject tutored.
  • Selection and training of tutors is an important part of the program.
  • Applicants must submit a tutor application, a CPP student employment application, recommendations, and unofficial transcripts to Handshake. Detailed instructions are provided in the application packet.
  • Subject Tutoring tutor application packet (PDF); CPP Student Employment Application (PDF)
Writing Center
  • Tutors are chosen for their ability to demonstrate good writing skills and basic knowledge of the conventions of formal writing. (Applicants must have passed the GWT with a score of 9 or above or submit a writing sample.)
  • Tutors must be successful students (unofficial transcripts required).
  • During the recruitment process, each applicant is asked to respond to a sample of student writing and describe how he or she would work with that student. There is no one right way to respond--the important thing is to have some insight into how to interact with a struggling writer.
  • Applicants must complete a multiple choice "proofreading" test and submit a tutor application with faculty recommendations and a CPP student employment application to Handshake.
  • WC tutor application (PDF);  CPP Student Employment Application (PDF)