Peer Tutoring Program Receives CRLA Certification

July 23, 2014
Student participants will receive certification for their time as tutors.
study group in the library

The Wells College Peer Tutoring Program, managed by the Office of Student Achievement, recently earned certification from the College Reading and Learning Association. As a result, all Wells College student tutors that go through training and tutor for a minimum of 25 hours are eligible for an internationally-recognized certification.

“It’s an exciting recognition of the work that our student tutors put in,” said Megan Riedl, Coordinator of Student Achievement and the Writing Center. “Our students are very good at demonstrating what they’ve learned and sharing their knowledge with their classmates and fellow students. We’re hoping this helps us not only expand the program in the future, but helps our tutors showcase their own academic development.”

Last academic year, 20 students served as tutors, covering subjects such as chemistry, biology, calculus, Spanish, sociology, political science and English. These students were able to assist about 43% of the student population throughout the year.

The Office of Student Achievement also offers assistance and advice with learning and time management strategies and oversees disability services and accommodations.

Above image: Fahad Rahmat '14 leads a calculus study group.

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