UMKC Tutoring and The Writing Studio have been granted approval for International Tutor Training Program Certification, Level 1, by the College Reading and Learning Association.

This designation was granted based upon the quality of programming and the implementation of rigorous training standards. The award authorizes the programs to issue certificates to tutors and consultants who complete CRLA-approved requirements. The CRLA team members who reviewed the UMKC application noted that the programs are responsive to the needs of the students and collaborating to benefit students. In addition, UMKC was cited positively for shifting student mindset as one of the goals and for the inclusion of student staff leadership, such as in the hiring process. 

ITTPC certifies tutor training programs in postsecondary educational institutions. Once granted CRLA certification, the tutor training programs each have the authority to recognize their tutors as having met the approved ITTPC tutor training program requirements.

The Writing Studio and UMKC Tutoring are department of UMKC Academic Support and Mentoring, which provides services and programs to help students meet their academic goals.

Peer consultants at The Writing Studio offer free consultations to help students of all levels with a wide array of writing. They help students improve their papers and their writing ability by focusing on composition and rhetoric.

Employment with The Writing Studio provides valuable experience in composition, communication and teaching. UMKC students can apply to be a writing consultant.

UMKC Tutoring provides free tutoring assistance to all UMKC students. They are dedicated to guiding each student through difficult material — from understanding big concepts to developing learning strategies and tools so you can retain information and solve problems on their own.