The Academic Link is a Level III Certified Center.
The Academic Link, as a certified learning center through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), awards 3 levels of tutor certification based on training and experience.
The first level of tutor certification requires a minimum of 10 hours of tutor training and 25 hours of actual tutoring. All new tutors are encouraged to attend training on the Regular Level. After completion of Regular certification, a tutor may then be certified at the Advanced and Master levels with additional training and experience.
Topics covered in training include tutoring techniques and responsibilities, communication skills, problem solving, and tutoring guidelines.
The certification program, in addition to setting a standard for minimuim skills a tutor needs to be successful, provides national recognition for tutors who have fulfilled these requirements. Certification not only establishes credibility of The Academic Link as a center of learning but also serves to enhance the résumés of our student tutors.