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Academic Achievement Center at ABAC Receives CRLA Recertification

The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has received recertification through 2017 from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

“The recertification of the AAC through CRLA essentially means that our Center has met the high standards of this certification organization and continues to do so each semester,” said AAC Coordinator Rebecca Cofer. “Getting recertified for an additional three years indicates that our tutor training is consistent and above average, as evidenced by the strict application process for this certification. We have seen increased traffic in the AAC, and I believe this is, in part, due to the certified tutors we have.”

Cofer said the AAC offers free tutoring to all ABAC students in almost every subject. The AAC is located on the first floor of the Carlton Center.

This recertification allows ABAC to continue to certify tutors on three levels including certified tutor, advanced certified tutor, and master certified tutor. These levels require more than 10 hours of training and 25 contact hours. All tutors will be required to meet the certified tutor level with the proper training that will be administered through the AAC. Tutors must maintain their certification and continue this process each semester.

One year ago, the AAC received International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC).   The ITTPC certifies tutor training in post-secondary educational institutions. It also authorizes each certified tutor training program to make sure that its tutors have met the approved ITTPC tutor training program requirements.

The CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college level.

For more information on tutoring at ABAC, interested persons can contact Cofer at (229) 391-4918 or at rcofer@abac.edu.       
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