Tutoring @ USC
Tutoring at USC: Tutoring programs at the University of South Carolina are offered in a variety of capacities. Depending on the academic department, tutoring may or may not be available for a specific course. Most tutoring is free; however there are private tutors available for hire in some departments. The Student Success Center and ACE office aim to make this website a comprehensive, centralized resource for all undergraduate students at USC.
Mission: The mission of the SSC/ACE tutoring program is to provide quality, content-specific assistance to enrolled University of South Carolina students that will empower them to be independent learners. The tutoring program is College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified. CRLA certifies programs, not individual tutors. CRLA certifies that a particular tutor training program is qualified to issue CRLA certificates to individual tutors at certain levels" (CRLA, 2007).
About the tutors: The SSC employs approximately 17 tutors. Course selection is determined through three possible criteria: department/faculty request, student request, and a look at the DFW rates for past semesters. Additionally, a campus search is done to ensure that tutoring is not provided free-of-charge elsewhere on campus.
History: The peer tutoring program has existed since summer 2006, when the Student Success Center opened serving as the "one stop shop" for student support. We would like acknowledge Asheley Schryer and Catherine Sale for their leadership in getting the tutoring program established on campus.
College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA): The peer tutoring program is CRLA level one and level two certified.
Certification level requirements:
- Level I (Regular Tutor): Attend 10 hours of Level I training. Log 25 hours of actual tutoring experience
- Level II (Advanced Tutor): Attend 10 hours of Level II training. Log 25 hours of actual tutoring experience
- If you are interested in learning more about this organization please visit their Web site at http://www.crla.net
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