Center for Learning Excellence

Training Program

Training program

As part of the CRLA certification requirements, CLE tutors and mentors should undergo a series of training sessions covering various topics:

-          Tutor Training Sessions:

  • Definition of Tutoring and Tutor Responsibilities
  • Tutoring Dos and Don’ts
  • Critical Thinking and Understanding
  • Effective Communication
  • Identifying learning styles and undiagnosed disabilities
  • Study Skills, Critical Thinking, and Plagiarism
  • Role Modeling
  • Compliance with Ethics and Philosophy of the Tutor Program
  • Cultural Awareness


-          Mentor Training Sessions:

  • Establishing rapport & motivating mentees
  • Questioning and listening skills - Conflict Resolution
  • Preparing to study: Organization and class analysis (Time Management)
  • Referral to Campus resources - Depression Detection
  • Leadership Styles
  • Degree Plan
  • Stress Management
  • Professional ethics of peer mentoring
  • Communication boundaries - Sexual Harassment
  • Cultural Awareness