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ITTPC logo 2012 Tutor Award
ITTPC OTA Coordinator
Roberta Schotka presents
award to former winner


The ITTPC Outstanding Tutor Award was established by the College Reading and Learning Association's (CRLA's) International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) committee. Initially named for Tom Pasternack (1995-2010), the CRLA Newsletter editor and special individual. This award allows the CRLA to recognize an outstanding undergraduate ITTPC certified student tutor each year with a plaque and a check for $250. As of 2012, those able to accept the award in person at the Fall CRLA conference will also receive an additional $250 award to offset conference travel costs.

Nomination Instructions: [printable copy of this page of instructions]

The Outstanding Tutor Award was established in 1995 by the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutor Training Program Certification committee (ITTPC). This award is given annually to one peer tutor from any one of our 1100+ certified tutor training programs. It honors the work of our undergraduate student tutors who contribute so much to the academic success of their peers and enrich our professional lives through their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.

The nominated tutor must be an undergraduate and certified through a CRLA- ITTPC certified tutor program who has reached the highest level offered by his/her program as documented by copies of CRLA certificates indicating the nominee's level of certification. 

The nominee must provide a current official transcript (scanned) demonstrating a minimum 3.0 GPA, a letter of recommendation from one of her/his course professors from the institution s/he currently attends, who is not directly affiliated with the tutoring program the nominee is employed by and a letter of recommendation from her/his tutorial program supervisor.  Please Note: Institutions can only submit one nomination per tutoring program.

The nominee must submit an original essay of at least 500 words and not exceeding 750 words addressing the topic, “The tutor’s role in supporting student learning outcomes and assessment”. This original essay must be submitted electronically, double-spaced and in standard MLA format (to include headers and headings).  Essays should show insight into the tutoring process while addressing the specific topic.

To apply:


All completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM EDT on May 18, 2014.  Partial or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applicants will be notified by email of receipt of their application packets.

Application form must be completed and submitted with all required documentation. Please submit scanned copies of all documents, including the transcript.  Do not mail any hard copies or flash drives.

Applications will be reviewed and the winner chosen by a selected panel made up of members from the College Reading and Learning Association ITTPC committee.  Applicants will be notified by email of the results.  Application materials cannot be returned.

Completed applications must include the following:

    • Completed nomination form
    • Current official transcript-scanned
    • Evidence of nominee’s highest Level of CRLA certification
    • Evidence of tutoring program’s highest Level of CRLA certification
    • Copies  of the tutor’s performance evaluation(s) and explanation of the evaluation process
    • Copy of the tutor’s job description
    • Nominee’s completed essay
    • Tutorial program supervisor’s written recommendation
    • Faculty member’s written recommendation (see requirements above)

Questions please contact:
ITTPC Assistant Coordinator
Roberta Schotka, Director of Programs
Pforzheimer Learning & Teaching Center
Wellesley College
106 Central St, Wellesley, MA  02481-8204
781.283.2675 (w), 781.283.3709 (fax)

CRLA-College Reading & Learning Association
Outstanding Tutor Award Program information at
Questions to ITTPC Asst. Coordinator-Tutor Award,
Roberta Schotka at
Last update on: 16-Jul-2014

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