LSU Tutors, Mentors Complete CRLA Training

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LSU Tutors, Mentors Complete CRLA Training

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes recently had 23 new tutors and mentors complete the entire College Reading and Learning Association’s [CRLA] International Tutor Certification during the spring semester.

Tutors seeking certification meet in small groups with their peers and respective training supervisor during the semester to review the curriculum and participate in activities which allow them to apply their new knowledge in novel situations.

“We are so proud of all of our tutors who have committed themselves to their professional development and completed the training necessary for CRLA certification,” Associate Director of Student Learning Jennifer Timmer said. “Their certification is another example of the dedication they exhibit in their work with students.  Our strong, professional tutor corps is a great asset to our student-athletes.” 

There were 10 new participants that achieved Level 1 certification. This level covers practical strategies on topics including: Learning Styles, Note-Taking Strategies, Test Preparation, and Time Management.  The goal is to give the tutors practical tools that they can use with students to make their sessions more interactive and efficient. 

LSU had 13 returning staff certified at Level 2. It gives more in-depth strategies and tools for experienced educators to further their skills.  Some of the topics include Math and Science specific strategies and Critical Thinking strategies.

“The strong commitment and dedication of our tutors to increasing their instructional skills through the CRLA training has a tremendous impact on the success of our student-athletes and greatly enhances the students’ educational development,” Training Coordinator Kim Gedde said. “We truly appreciate the efforts of our tutors. Their development and contributions are an essential component to the overall success of the Academic Center for Student Athletes.”