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JCC Tutor Training Program Receives CRLA Certification

The Jefferson Community College (JCC) tutor training program for students has earned College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program certification.

As a CRLA certified tutor training program, JCC student tutors complete 10 hours of training of which 6 hours are face-to-face instruction with a member of the JCC professional tutor staff. Peer tutors have the option of earning individual certification from CRLA after accruing 25 hours of tutor contact over the course of a year. Not only does individual CRLA certification demonstrate student ambition, it travels with students when they leave Jefferson and helps fortify their resume. On average, JCC has 30 peer tutors each semester covering subject areas including, but not limited to, ;political science, biology, chemistry, Spanish, accounting, nursing, geology, engineering science, and economics.

“The CRLA designation is a great opportunity for our peer tutors to reach national standards of competencies in a career field and also develop critical soft and hard skills toward future life goals,” says Jerilyn E. Fairman, Dean for Instructional Support, Assessment and Accreditation at JCC. “We are proud to be able to offer this highly sought after growth opportunity for our student peer leaders.”

CRLA, formerly Western College Reading Association, was founded to provide a forum where ideas and information of educational professionals could be shared and used to enhance academic success of college and adult learners. More than 1,000 programs at national and international post-secondary institutions are CRLA certified.