About the Global Village Tutoring Program
The Global Village Tutoring Program is run by the Global Village Coordinator and is one of the primary methods of assistance to students provided by International Student Retention Services. Tutoring sessions are not intended to replace regular classroom instruction, classroom attendance, thorough note-taking or proper preparation for essays and examinations. All tutors will have to have a faculty recommendation in order to ensure that the tutor is proficient enough in the subject to tutor other KSU students.
The Global Village has recently developed a tutoring program to help international students. For the first year, the Village offered tutoring on Math and English. In Spring 2014, the Global Village began the College Reading and Learning Association certification process. Collaborating with Adult Learner’s Lifelong Learning Center and Multicultural Student Retention Service’s Cultural Awareness Resource Center, all of Student Development’s tutors are now in the process of certification. In the Fall of 2014, the Global Village collaborated with Volunteer Kennesaw to offer students volunteer credit for offering tutoring services in the Global Village.
Mission of the Global Village Tutoring Program
The Global Village Tutoring Program’s mission is to provide quality tutoring to all Kennesaw State University students in an accepting environment with a way that facilitates learning while using a minimalist tutoring approach. This approach puts the pencil back in the student’s hand to ensure the student walks away being able to learn independently from their tutor.
Goals of the Global Village Tutoring Program
- To provide quality tutoring to international and domestic students at Kennesaw State University.
- Provide a safe and accepting environment for students to receive assistance in their classes.
- Assist students in learning both with classroom material and outside the classroom.
- Allow peers tutors to gain experience in assisting fellow students in various subjects.
All departments in Student Development have collaborated to offer tutors College Reading and Learning Association type trainings. Our department is currently undergoing the application process of CRLA certification. This program is recognized all over the United States and most universities have a CRLA certified program. This program offers three levels of certification for tutors.
- Certified Tutor
- Advanced Certified Tutor
- Master Certified Tutor
To move up each level, tutors will need to log twenty-five hours of tutoring and ten hours of training. Tutor trainings are mandatory for all tutors. Most are in-person trainings every other Friday from 3:00pm-4:00pm in the CARC Conference Room. A tutor training schedule will be sent out to all tutors at the beginning of each semester. From time to time, tutor trainings will be offered online. These trainings will be in Desire2Learn.