Tutoring Philosophy

Tutors support students as they develop strategies specific to their needs and strengths. Tutors introduce students to a wide variety of methods, demonstrating how to use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities to begin, develop, and refine their work. The goal is to create an optimal learning environment that facilitates independent and lifelong learning.

Types of Tutoring Sessions Available to Students:

  • One-on-one tutoring appointments
  • Group tutoring sessions for two to three students in a common course
  • Group review sessions before exams
  • Reading & Writing Lab:
    • Assistance for any writing assignment across the curriculum
    • Assistance for any reading assignment across the curriculum
    • Drop-in and appointments are available
  • Math & Science Lab:
    • Assistance for most math and math-based science courses, Pima Community College math courses, and the math placement exam
    • Drop-in and appointments are available

Our Tutoring Certification

The SALT Center is recognized as a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified organization, which offers the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) to tutors for level one through three.

The purpose of ITTPC tutor education is twofold:

  1. It provides recognition and positive reinforcement of tutors' successful work from an international organization -- CRLA.
  2. ITTPC's tutor certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and education for the SALT Center to certify its tutors.

About our Tutors

SALT Center tutors range from undergraduates to retirees. Each tutor represents a diverse and international community of individuals dedicated to student success. All of the tutors are expected to achieve CRLA Level 1 certification by the end of their first semester of employment. The majority of the SALT Center's tutors are current University of Arizona students with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 and/or have earned a degree.

Role of the Tutor


✓  Help you learn the material on your own

✘  Tutors cannot give you the answers to the assignment

✓  Teach learning strategies to help you become an independent learner

✘  Tutors cannot reteach the material when you miss class

✓  Help you develop your own language in a writing assignment

✘  Tutors cannot tell you what to write in your paper

✓  Help you with practice problems

✘  Tutors cannot assist with take-home or online tests or quizzes

Expectations of Students

  1. Manage tutoring schedule through TracCloud
  2. Attend each and every scheduled appointment
    • Repeat missed appointments will affect access to tutoring
  3. Be on-time
  4. Prepare specific questions in advance
  5. Bring materials (writing, books, notes, etc.)
  6. Have a ready-to-learn mindset

Tutoring Policies And Resources 

Printable Learning Guides

Tutor Employment Opportunities