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Ohio University secures tutor training program certification

Ohio University’s Academic Achievement Center (AAC) has been awarded certification as a Level I and II certified tutor training program by the internationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

The AAC has worked hard to develop a tutor training program that meets CRLA’s rigorous standards and has successfully completed the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) peer review process. Achieving certification means that the AAC has met CRLA’s high standards for tutor selection, training, direct service, and evaluation as an integral part of OHIO’s academic assistance efforts.

“We have over 75 peer tutors who are well-trained and ready to help their fellow students better understand their course material, prepare for tests, and achieve better academic outcomes,” Director of Academic Assistance Elizabeth Fallon said. “Securing CRLA tutor training certification demonstrates how effectively we are equipping our student tutors to provide critical individualized academic support.”

The AAC is housed in University College but provides support to students in all colleges and at all Ohio University campuses. Interim Dean of University College Carey Busch said the AAC’s professional and student staff plays an important role in helping students perform their best and achieve their academic goals.

The Academic Achievement Center will be hiring peer tutors for fall semester beginning in March. Prospective tutors must have taken the class which they plan to tutor, received at least a B+ in the course and have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher.

To apply, visit

February 3, 2022
Staff reports