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Academic Success Center Achieves CRLA Certification

by Carol Best
Tutoring in MNU's Academic Success Center

MidAmerica Nazarene University is pleased to announce that its Academic Success Center has been awarded certification as a Level 1 certified tutor training program by the internationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

The Academic Success Center developed 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 Academic Success Center has met CRLA’s high standards for tutor selection, training, direct service, and evaluation as an integral part of their overall tutoring program.

MNU’s Director of Persistence, Gieselle Taylor, says that research shows students may achieve better grades when they are able to connect with a trained tutor.

“We are honored that the Center’s tutoring and tutor training program has been recognized for its high standards,” Taylor says. “Research shows that meeting with trained and certified tutors often means that students benefit from a higher grade point average (GPA) than students who do not utilize tutoring provided through student success centers like the ASC. Achieving certification means students and the faculty that refer them can have full confidence that the ASC is providing academic support that meets internationally accepted standards.”

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