Tutoring Project Criteria
CSC defines a tutor as someone whose primary goal is to increase academic achievement in reading or other core subjects through planned, consistent, one-to-one or small-group sessions and activities that build on the academic strengths of students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and target their academic needs.
A tutor does not include someone engaged in other academic support activities, such as mentoring and after-school program support, whose primary goal is something other than increasing academic achievement. Members enrolled through a teacher education program are not tutors.
All tutors must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or a higher degree. If the tutor is in high school and providing tutoring services through a structured, school-managed, cross-grade tutoring program, then the tutor must first pass a proficiency test, as determined by the tutoring program.
All tutors must successfully complete pre- and in-service specialized training, as required by the tutoring program. The tutoring program must include the following:
- Appropriate criteria for selecting and qualifying tutors
- Defined strategies or tools the program will use to assess student progress and measure student outcomes
- Certification that the tutoring curriculum and pre-service and in-service training content are high-quality and research-based, consistent with the instructional program of the local educational agency or with State academic standards