Tutor Certification

American Tutoring Association's unique Tutor Certification program is quickly becoming the national standard. Our Certification process is intensive and assures parents and teachers and other tutoring organizations the tutor they are using has the content knowledge, ability to communicate and integrity to work as a private tutor.

ATA Tutor Certification consists of the following checkpoints:

  • Initial Standards Screening: Must have minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of tutoring or teaching experience. (or ATA approved equivalent)**
  • Reference Verification: Provide two letters of recommendation from education related, professional reference. (ATA reference form or standard letter are acceptable.)
  • Three Tier Criminal Background Check: ATA, in partnership with Pinkerton Securities, runs a three tier criminal background check, including Department of Corrections, Sex Offender Registry, and Social Security Verification.
  • Completed Online Application: Includes all online application information, references, copy of highest degree earned and payment for one year’s certification.

**If you have a high school diploma or Associates Degree but have ample tutoring experience and believe you qualify for ATA Certification, you may be able to attain ATA Certification by completing our Certification Training Program. Click here for more details.

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Featured Tutor

Emily

Northampton, PA

I spend a lot of time both getting to know the student personally and discovering where they are having problems with the material. I love finding unique solutions for each student that fit into their life and make studying easier for them. I tend to let the students direct where they want to go and what material they want to go over- tutoring is a much looser structure, so we can really get into those pieces that confuse the student. Because of this style, I find I work best with students who are somewhat independent, though that is by no means the only type of student I can and do work with.

We also work on study skills, how to make different ways of studying work for the student on their terms. I try to get my students to understand that they can work in a very smart fashion, get the material, and still be able to do what they would like.

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