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The SALT Center is recognized as a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified organization, which offers the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) to tutors for level one through three.

The purpose of ITTPC tutor education is twofold:

  1. It provides recognition and positive reinforcement of tutors' successful work from an international organization -- CRLA.
  2. ITTPC's tutor certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and education for the SALT Center to certify its tutors.

Tutoring Philosophy

Tutors support students as they develop strategies specific to their needs and strengths. Tutors introduce students to a wide variety of methods, demonstrating how to use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities to begin, develop, and refine their work. The goal is to create an optimal learning environment that facilitates independent and lifelong learning.

Types of Tutoring Sessions Available to Students:

  • One-on-one tutoring appointments
  • Group tutoring sessions for two to three students in a common course
  • Group review sessions before exams
  • Reading & Writing Lab:
    • Assistance with any reading or writing assignment across the curriculum
    • Drop-in and appointments are available
  • Math & Science Lab:
    • Assistance for most math and math-based science courses, Pima Community College math courses, and the math placement exam
    • Drop-in and appointments are available

Expectations of Tutors

  1. Attend each and every scheduled appointment
  2. Be on-time
  3. Integrate the Strategic Tutoring framework into each session
  4. Facilitate learning by asking open-ended questions
  5. Have a ready to learn mindset

Apply to be a SALT Center Tutor