The WaLC and MTC's tutor training program has been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC).
New tutors are trained via three courses:
Three levels of certification are available for WaLC and MTC associates who complete the training classes. Tutors become eligible for Level I Tutor Certification following successful completion of USI 202 and 25 hours of actual tutoring time. Level II is awarded after completion of USI 302 and 25 additional hours of tutoring time. Level III is achieved following completion of USI 402 and an additional 25 hours of tutoring. Certified tutors are recognized each spring during the WaLC/MTC Tutor Certification and Awards Reception.
Topics covered in USI 202 include: assertive communication, andragogy/pedagogy, critical thinking and Socratic questioning skills, active learning, working with students with disabilities, and tutoring ethics.
The purpose and objectives of USI 202 are: