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, Attleboro, MA

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professional development
Earn your certificate of training with documented contact hours for our nationally recognized programs.

Approved for optional CEUs from Fielding Graduate University.

Continuing Education Units

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Interested in training staff at your own location using our materials? Visit our Workbooks/Train-the-Trainer information page.
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"Experience alone does not enable tutors to select more appropriate responses to presented tutoring situations...Training was found to make a significant difference in the appropriateness of tutor responses to presented tutoring situations (Sheets 1994)."

Whether one is new to the field, or has an established career in tutoring, academic coaching, training or learning center administration, our unique training catalog offers unmatched development opportunities. The curriculum is based on fundamental research and best practices from a wide range of experts.

Practitioner-focused techniques are reinforced by a mastery-based approach (no multiple choice assessment questions!) Individualized mentor feedback is delivered at a level equal to each learner's aptitude and experience. This reflective highly personalized yet flexible model reflects and reinforces established tutoring best practice. Active learning enhanced via scaffolding and spaced repetition insures maximum retention and real-world application. Hear what students and center managers have to say (reviews and student survey analysis). Over 500 campuses and for-profit tutoring centers have enrolled students in the online campus as part of their professional development program. (organization list).

Interested in training tutors using our materials? Visit our Train-The-Trainer/Workbooks information page. Want to engage your staff within a private, branded and secure learning community of practice? Visit the Learning Support Academy information page.


  • Start any time (no class cohort needs to form)
  • Self-paced
  • Work any time, any place
  • 1 to 1 mentor/learner ratio
  • All materials included and available on-line
  • Research based
  • Practioner focused
  • Active learning enhanced via scaffolding and spaced repetition insures maximum retention and application
  • Reflective/case study assignments (no multiple choice quizzes)
  • All assignments/quizzes hand-graded
  • Mastery-based study tools


  • Personal computer
  • Word processing, web browsing software
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Basic computer skills
  • 12th grade reading/writing level
  • Self-directed learning style
  • Complete and submit (and if requested, redo) all assignments to show minimum conceptual understanding
  • Minimum Age: Tutoring Foundations - Basic - 14; Intermediate, Advanced and Comprehensive and Academic Coaching -18; Train-the-Trainer 21.

Full Requirements

Curriculum, Fees and Learning Time
All course materials and a printed certificate of completion are included. Certificate delivery outside the U.S. will incur additional postage charges.

Tutoring Foundations Tutor Training – 100 level courses (topics and outcomes)  
Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced
20 hours of learning time over an estimated 3-6 week period.
$219 each
Intermediate/Advanced Combination (includes two courses)
Available to graduates of Tutoring Foundations Basic.
40 hours of learning time over an estimated 5-10 week period
Comprehensive Program (includes all three courses)
60 hours of learning time over an estimated 8-15 week period.

Academic Coaching Training – 200 level courses (topics and outcomes)
Academic Coaching
50 hours of learning time over an estimated 6 – 12 week period.
Academic Coaching Capstone
25 hours of learning time over an estimated 4 – 8 week period.
Pre-requisite: Tutoring Foundations – Comprehensive

Train-the-Trainer Program – 300 level courses (topics and outcomes)
90 hours of learning time over an estimated 10-20 week period. The curriculum includes Tutoring Foundations Comprehensive and is followed by the Trainer capstone. Students who have completed one or more Tutoring Foundations courses through the online campus or an approved classroom training may apply those credits towards this program and qualify for a fee reduction. (click here for more details)

Professional Development Opportunity

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are granted by Fielding Graduate University.  For more information, click here.

Participating Educators
Educators and leaders in the academic support field have worked with Crossroads of Learning as online mentors, academic advisors and curriculum authors. Their contributions and expertise have made Crossroads of Learning a leader in the industry.

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Avery Austin Avery Austin
Educational Consultant, Learner4Life
Dr. Linda Saumell Linda Saumell, PhD
Director of a Title V Grant
Miami Dade College Homestead Campus
M. Nutall Margaret Nuttall M.A. Ed
SSS Program and Tutoring Spec.TRIO Student Support Services California State University, San Marcos
Laura Symons Laura Symons
Assistant Professor and Coordinator The Learning Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College (retired)
L. Hjorth Linda Stevens Hjorth
Claiming Your Victories: A Concise Guide to College Success

kara van der linden Dr. Kara Van Der Linden
Adjunct faculty, Fielding Graduate University, operator of educational services and consulting business
Kathy Tiner Kathy Tiner, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Masters and Professional Development
Fielding Graduate University
Lynn Giese Lynn Giese
Tutorial Program Coordinator
Columbus State Community College Past President, Ntl. Tutoring Assoc.
Sheila O'Shea-Resto Sheila O'Shea-Resto
SOS Tutoring
Kyle Cohlmia Kyle Cohlmia, M.A.
Museum Operations Coordinator
Gaylord-Pickens Museum, OK


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