Overview of TIP CRLA Training Program

The Tutorial & Instructional Programs (TIP) training program has been certified by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). The CRLA sets the international standards for tutor training programs. You can work toward three levels of certification: Level 1/Regular, Level 2/Advanced, and Level 3/Master. Rhonda Madden is responsible for Level 1 training; Linda Williams is responsible for Level 2 and Sanremi LaRue is responsible for Level 3.

  • Tutors and Writing Advisors are required to complete Level 1/Regular training.
  • Tutors must complete seven Level 1 training sessions.
  • Levels 2/Advanced and 3/Master are optional unless otherwise specified by your Supervisor. (Some positions within TIP require Levels 2 and 3 certification.)

We are offering CRLA Training as three separate Professional Studies and Training (PST) courses:

PST courses are offered through Gallaudet's Graduate School and Professional Programs (GSPP). Each course is one PST credit. These credits do not apply to your GPA or towards your degree. These credits, may, however, be accepted as transfer credits at another college or university. These credits are also recognized by many employers.

The GSPP application for the CRLA Level 1/Regular course should be submitted along with your TIP Employment application. This application includes completion of:

Tutors and Writing Advisors do not have to pay the $140 credit fee, $15 application fee, or the $25 late application fee.

Upon completion of these courses, tutors receive a pass/fail grade and can request an official or unofficial transcript. Certification is awarded to students who have successfully completed each level.

These courses includes several modes of training:

  • lectures;
  • one-on-one or small group activities;
  • workshops;
  • videotapes;
  • on-line reading;
  • on-line quizzes; and
  • meetings with your Supervisor.

The on-line reading material is located on our website and at my.gallaudet.edu. However, the on-line quizzes are only located at my.gallaudet.edu.

To be certified for Level 1, you must do the following:

  • complete 15 hours of Level 1 training;
  • provide 25 hours of tutoring or writing advising; and
  • receive satisfactory evaluations from your students and Supervisor(s).

To be certified for Level 2, you must do the following:

  • complete 15 hours of Level 2 training;
  • provide 25 hours of tutoring and/or writing advice (total 50 hours including Level 1 training); and
  • receive satisfactory evaluations from your students and Supervisor(s).

To be certified for Level 3, you must do the following:

  • complete 15 hours of Level 3 training;
  • provide 25 hours of tutoring and/or writing advising (total 75 hours including Level 1 & Level 2); and
  • receive satisfactory evaluations from your students and your Supervisor(s)

You can begin reading the manual and doing the quizzes by doing the following:

  • go to my.gallaudet.edu;
  • logon using your GDOC account (your user name plus password);
  • click on TIP Training under "My Organizations."

Tutors and Advisors can be certified for up to three levels in one semester providing they meet all requirements, have accumulated 75 hours tutoring students, and received positive evaluations from their students and Supervisor.

Updated December 4, 2008
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