The Student Success Center at Missouri Southern State University recently reached a new milestone through the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutor Training Program Certification.

Peer tutoring is available at no charge to Missouri Southern students

Peer tutoring is available at no charge to Missouri Southern students

The university’s tutor training program achieved Level III (Master Certification) as well as recertification of Level I and II (Advanced Certification).

The International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) works to certify tutor training programs offered by postsecondary educational institutions. The process sets a standard of skills and training that can be used by colleges and universities to certify their own tutors.

“This is the university’s first time to be certified at Level III,” said Stephanie Hopkins, director of the Student Success Center. “It’s an honor to receive and we are very proud of this accomplishment.”

The Level I and II certifications were reaccredited through 2021, she said. The five-year approval is the maximum allowed by the College Reading and Learning Association.

Peer tutoring is available in a variety of subjects through the Student Success Center. The free service is available for any Missouri Southern student in need of assistance.

For more information, visit http://www.mssu.edu/student-affairs/student-success-center/.