Educational Success Center awarded certification as Level 1 certified tutor training program

Educational Success Center awarded certification as Level 1 certified tutor training program

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Educational Success Center has been awarded certification as a Level 1 certified tutor training program by the internationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

“UW-Superior students can feel confident that the tutor they work with is knowledgeable and will treat them with the kindness and empathy they hope to receive,” said Trish Allen, tutoring & testing coordinator with the Educational Success Center at UW-Superior. “UWS Peer Educators – which include both Peer Tutors, who offer tutoring in a variety of courses, and Embedded Tutors, who are assigned to specific courses – support students through their learning in the long-term, focusing on mastering content, growth mindset, and critical thinking. This certificate provides evidence of the standards that the Peer Educators are held to, and what the students who seek their services and support can expect.”

This is the first time UW-Superior has received this certification, which was a three-year process to ensure the tutoring program meets internationally recognized standards.

“I am excited for the opportunity this provides for current and future Peer Educators,” said Allen. “Now that the Educational Success Center has Level 1 CRLA Certification, I can bestow certification to individual Peer Educators who meet the standards of selection, training, direct experience and evaluation. This provides the Peer Educators the opportunity to build their resume and CV in a way that we haven’t been able to provide at UWS before.”

For more than 30 years CRLA has been a leader in learning assistance, reading, and academic support programs with almost 1,300 members and over 2,000 certified training programs worldwide.

“The Educational Success Center has worked hard to develop a tutor training program that meets CRLA’s rigorous standards and has successfully completed the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) peer review process,” said Allen.

Achieving certification means that the Educational Success Center has met CRLA’s high standards for tutor selection, training, direct service and evaluation as an integral part of its overall tutoring program.

The mission of the Educational Success Center is to support all enrolled UW-Superior students, whether in-person or online, by providing resources and advocacy to foster academic success, enhance student retention, and promote graduation.