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International Tutor Certification

The WaLC’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 COUN 230 (Intro to Peer Tutoring), and tutors become eligible for Tutor Certification following their successful completion of COUN 230 and 25 hours of actual tutoring time. Certified tutors are recognized each spring during the WaLC's Tutor Certification and Awards Reception.

Topics covered in COUN 230 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 COUN 230 are

  • To promote the status of student peer tutors at Western by qualifying WaLC tutors for certification through the College Reading and Learning Association
  • To assist the learning and success of all WCU students by developing a competent, quality base of academic assistance
  • To assist faculty by preparing peer tutors to offer quality academic support outside of the classroom
  • To provide opportunities for tutors to develop their leadership abilities, to improve their understanding of content in tutored courses, and to formulate goals for their personal learning and development

Tutors who have earned certification from the WaLC include:


 May 2008  May 2009  May 2010
 Kory Bray  Emily Collman  Kristin Beeker
 Brittany Cardenas  Catherine Gunn  Elizabeth Camp
 Kara Hansen  Brian Harding  Mary Beth Fallin
 Ashley Hardin  Lauren Harris  Jessica Palmer
 Jody Harkey  Phillip Harris  Carmen Ramsey
 John Hensley  Heather Hawkins   James Ritchie
 Steven Hollenback  Ryan Jaskot  Andrew Tucker
 Elyse Jardine  Chris Killen  Jeremy Bell
 Bianca Philemon  Brock Martin  Brittany Reese
 Candice Roberts  Raleigh Rumley  Beth Smithey
 Sheena Singleton  Rachael Wagner  Brandon Vanhook
 Tianna Spear  Terryol Wilson  
 Samantha Strazanac    
 April 2011  April 2012  April 2013
 Betsy Absher  Curtis Beimborn  Caitlin Bullers
 Catherine Denning  Tess Branon  Megan Cherry
 Kara Enstad  Stefan Faulkner  Wesley Jarmon
 Traci Gardellis  Rocio Gomez-Hinojosa  Paul Leone
 Corey Harrington  Sarah Hardy  Tyler McKinnish
 Lucas Ladnier  Charity Haskins  Dalton Morris
 Sofia Lilly  Caitlyn Hoffman  Elisabeth Perez-Bautista
 Levi Mines  Michael Hunter  Joshua Pond
 Sharai Paredes  Abigail Isom  Allison Ray
 Fiona MacNaughton  Herber Jones  Zackary Rogers
 Joe Richardson  Becca Lautier  Kaitlin Saulter
   Meghan Lawler  Kortney Schumann
   Kristy Martin  Paul Thiemann
   Noelle McConnell  Katie Vornheder
   Michael McLamb  Miranda Welgos
   Manuela Mendez  
   Jordan Monroe  
   Daniel Perez-Galaso  
   Rachel Rabb  
   Rebekah Simonds  
   Kimberly Smiley  
  Katherine Turnbull  
  Casey Wellmon  

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