by Bob Lasiewicz, Managing Director, Crossroads of Learning
Southern California-based tutor training provider Crossroads of Learning has expanded its program of professional tutor training with the “Tutoring Foundations” Workbook Series and corresponding “Train-the-Trainer” online professional development. “Train-the-Trainer” equips instructors to deliver the “Tutoring Foundations” Basic, Intermediate and Advanced curriculum in the classroom. To celebrate this ground-breaking release free iPads are being awarded based on purchases through 6/1/11. Click here for details.
The workbook curriculum content aligns with the online version in use by over 300 schools and commercial providers since 2007 and is extensively revised to facilitate classroom interactions. The “Tutoring Foundations” curriculum articulates with National Tutoring Association (NTA) trainer certification standards, suggested CRLA training topics, and qualifies for CEUs granted from Fielding Graduate University, a WASC credentialed institution. It was developed with and approved by Fielding Graduate University and the NTA. The self-paced 70-hour “Train-the-Trainer” intensive is integrated with regular assignment review and mentoring by an NTA certified trainer.
Developed in Response to Learning Center Requests
“In 2009 after two years of widespread use of the fully online “Tutoring Foundations” program we began to receive requests from school and commercial tutoring providers wanting to deliver the same proven curriculum with their own staff,” said Bob Lasiewicz, Managing Director, Crossroads of Learning. “Given our unique status as the only university affiliated and nationally certified curriculum, we invested heavily in adapting it to a classroom workbook format. In order to insure the academic integrity, we also developed a top-notch “Train-the-Trainer” professional development program.”