The TECHniques Center is certified with the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Through required training hours each semester, out tutors have the opportunity to become a CRLA certified tutor. Certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors' successful work, sets professional standards of skill and training for tutors, and augments program credibility for administrators and institutions. One has the potential of becoming up to a Level III certified tutor, depending on the hours of training and number of semesters worked at the TECHniques Center. Each level requires a set number of hours and specific training topics based on the latest research and best practice tutoring strategies.
The TECHniques Centers requires a 2-day training for all tutors at the beginning of each semester.
Tutor Training Dates for Fall 2017:
Day 1: Thursday, August 24th in the Museum of Texas Tech University
(All new tutors)
Day 2: Friday, August 25th in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
(New and returning tutors)
Tutor training starts at 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm.
Lunch will be provided on both days of training. Please dress in layers, as room temperature is sometimes out of our control.