Since 2010, REACH, the University of Louisville's central academic support unit, has consistently earned the highest level of tutor training certification from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). REACH is one of 1,000 tutor training programs worldwide to gain certification under the CRLA. Yet, only a small percentage of those have earned this highest honor. More importantly, our students benefit from working with REACH’s highly motivated and skilled tutors for free!
CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college/adult level. Since 1989, CRLA has sponsored the rigorous International Tutor Training Certification Program, which sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and training for tutors and recognizes and awards tutor training programs (and their tutors) who are committed to successful tutoring practices.
REACH can award CRLA certificates to individual tutors, recognizing their completion of Level I (regular), Level II (advanced), and Level 3 (master) tutor training, which includes building skills in areas such as communication, effective questioning, learning style assessment, multicultural competency, and productive tutoring techniques. CRLA Program certification also provides individual tutors with transferable skills recognized at universities and colleges nationwide, as well as marketable skill sets for future employers.
The CRLA's International Training Program Certification is endorsed by all of the professional organizations that are members of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA).
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