DSU receives certification to train tutors based on internationally accepted standards

Tutoring at the Dixie State University Academic Performance Center | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s Academic Performance and Writing centers were recently awarded the International Tutor Training Program Certification by the College Reading and Learning Association, allowing them to train tutors.

With this certification, DSU’s Academic Performance and Writing centers are qualified to train and certify tutors in the basics of offering academic assistance. The certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ work while offering training programs based on a set of internationally accepted standards.

“The International Tutor Training Program Certification provides professionals with the opportunity to create, improve and expand tutor and mentor training for their campus’ unique programs,” Kelly Peterson-Fairchild, dean of library and learning services at DSU, said in a press release.

According to the certification review team, DSU did well using technology and interactive assignments to fully engage tutors in the learning process, resulting in “a richly complex, multi-layered course containing links to excellent material with extensive use of reflective questions to encourage thoughtful tutor response.”

Open to the entire student body, DSU’s Academic Performance and Writing centers offer a variety of tutoring and writing services such as face-to-face and online tutoring in multiple subject areas. The centers’ tutors offer students personalized attention to accommodate each student’s unique challenges and accomplish academic goals at no additional cost to students, faculty and staff.

For more information, visit the DSU Academic Performance and Tutoring Center website or writingcenter.dixie.edu.

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