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May 20, 2014MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Brandon Travis

Talent Development Center Awarded Recertification

Northwest Missouri State University's Talent Development Center has received a recertification for its student tutors.

The renewed certification was awarded by the College Reading and Learning Association. The Association gives certification to tutor training programs in post secondary educational institutions that have met approved training requirements.

This certification consists of three levels beginning with tutors completing 25 hours of evaluated and observed tutoring. In order to complete the third level and become a master tutor, tutors must complete a total of 75 hours of training in topics such as group management.

The Talent Development Center was established in 1986 in order to help students navigate the rigors of college courses. The Talent Development Center also includes the Supplemental Instruction program that offers extra help to students using peer tutoring groups.

The new certification lasts for five years and the Talent Development Center impacts about 2,000 students at Northwest every year.