Easily train all your tutors in a self-paced, online environment.
Tutor Essentials is the only web-based tutor training course aligned to the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Certification standards.
Tutor Essentials aligns with the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Certification Training and counts towards 4 hours of Level 1 Certification training.
“I highly recommend this course to anyone training tutors! The breadth and depth of this online module cannot be matched. From ethics to body language to self reflection, this module facilitates an education in tutoring unlike anything I have seen.”
“The online course definitely helped me think of tutoring in a better way. I'm responsible for helping the student become independent and able. That's the best lesson they taught me.”
“We use Tutor Essentials and it is wonderful. The tutors enjoyed it and it is a very effective tool to use as a CRLA-certified training component! All the modules are great and I found that it is a great tool to use prior to out "in-person" training and gives them a firm foundation to build upon before they actually start tutoring. Well worth the cost and highly effective.”
Welcome to Tutor Essentials
What Can I Expect?
How confident do you feel in your ability to be an effective tutor?
What is YOUR philosophy?
About Module 1: Professional Ethics
Module 1, Challenge 1: Tutor Rights, Responsibilities, & Ethics
Module 1, Challenge 1 Quiz
Module 1, Challenge 2: Tutoring Do’s and Don’ts
Module 1, Challenge 2 Quiz
Module 1, Challenge 3: Application: Ethical Scenarios
Module 1, Challenge 3 Quiz
Module 1, Challenge 4: Professional Ethics on Your Campus
Module 1, Challenge 4 Quiz
Challenge 5: Updating and Editing Your Philosophy
Module 1, Challenge 5 Quiz
About Module 2: Session Management & Leadership
Module 2, Challenge 1: Effective Tutoring
Module 2, Challenge 1 Quiz
Module 2, Challenge 2: Providing Structure to Sessions
Module 2, Challenge 2 Quiz
Module 2, Challenge 3: Providing Feedback
Module 2, Challenge 3 Quiz
Module 2, Challenge 4: Updating & Editing Your Philosophy
Module 2, Challenge 4 Quiz
About Module 3: Communication
Module 3, Challenge 1: General Questions and Building Rapport
Module 3, Challenge 1 Quiz
Module 3, Challenge 2: Introduction to Socratic and Reflective Tutoring
Module 3, Challenge 2 Quiz
Module 3, Challenge 3: Using Socratic Questioning
Module 3, Challenge 3 Quiz
Module 3 Challenge 4: More than What You Say: Wait Time
Module 3, Challenge 4 Quiz
Module 3, Challenge 5: More than What You Say: Body Language
Module 3, Challenge 5: More than What You Say: Body Language (CONT'D)
Module 3, Challenge 5 Quiz
Module 3, Challenge 6: More than What You Say: Cultural Understanding
Module 3, Challenge 6 Quiz
Module 3, Challenge 7: Updating & Editing Your Philosophy
Module 3, Challenge 7 Quiz
About Module 4: Approaches to Learning
Module 4, Challenge 1 Quiz: Unique Learning
Module 4, Challenge 2: Active vs Passive Learning
Module 4, Challenge 2 Quiz
Module 4, Challenge 3: Deep Learning
Module 4, Challenge 3 Quiz
Module 4, Challenge 4: Updating & Editing Your Philosophy
Module 4, Challenge 4 Quiz
Counts towards 4 hours of Level 1 CRLA Certification - a great way to get on track for CRLA certification for your learning center, or if you are already CRLA certified it will free up those hours of in-person training to focus on other topics.
Allows you to easily train all of your tutors without having to find a common meeting time or big enough space. Tutors complete the training on their own time and at their own pace.
Ensures high-quality training for your tutors developed by Purdue University and supported by research in tutoring best practices.
Provides tutors with continued access to the training, allowing them to return to the material at any time.
Access an administrative panel to track your tutors’ progress in completing the training and be notified when they’re done.
No minimum purchase, each training costs only $20, and annual licenses available for institutions at a lower per-tutor cost.
Tutors receive a Trained in Tutor Essentials Badge, which allows them to be listed on Tutor Matching Service, an online tutor marketplace used by colleges and K-12 schools across the US.
“Purchasing TE codes in bulk saves our department money, enables us to plan for the purchase in our budget at the beginning of the fiscal year, reduces the risk of running out of training codes, and helps keep our program running smoothly with trained student tutors.”
“I found the Tutor Essentials online training program to be helpful because it covered specific scenarios that we face as tutors and how to handle them. Also because the training was self-paced, I was able to go back to sections of the course that I found particularly useful to go back to sections of the course that I found particularly useful and really reinforce the material.”
“Our goal is that the training will not only have a positive impact on Purdue students and tutors but also serve as a resource for students and tutors around the world.”
Tutor Essentials is available at the individual price of $20/training. If you are looking to train larger numbers of tutors, you may want to consider our annual licenses. With this option, we will automatically add your desired number of training codes to your administrative panel for access all year long. Tutors retain lifetime access to the course after completion.
Tutor Essentials is part of a series of online courses designed to help college students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. Check out the other courses in the series:
Online Tutoring Essentials: This two-hour, self-paced online course includes everything tutors need to confidently create a collaborative and engaging online tutoring space. The course covers online session preparation, communication, active learning, goal setting, and more. Institutions and individuals can purchase licensing for Online Tutoring Essentials and Tutor Essentials as a bundle or separately.
Study Essentials: Created to give students the skills they need to be successful in college, Study Essentials is a series of modules covering topics such as time management, test-taking, and organizational skills. Designed to help students build their foundational academic skills, the videos use near-peers to guide students through research-based best practices. Institutions can build their own course using some or all of the 30+ Study Essentials modules.
Life Essentials: Preparing for the future is about more than academic success. Life Essentials is a series of modules designed to help students navigate challenges that come after the classroom. Modules include career development, personal finance, relationships, and physical and mental health. Institutions can select from more than 35 modules to build a custom course that equips students for success post-graduation.