Certified Tutors have taken 8-10 hours of professional development courses to improve their tutoring skills in addition to meeting the requirements of all tutors. These workshops provide tutors with strategies to tutor more effectively, as well as information about learning styles and teaching diverse learners. In order to earn the certificate tutors must attend a half-day tutor training event as well as four additional workshops. Certified tutors have also completed two semesters of tutoring either as a private tutor, as an SI leader, or in a help lab on campus.
Certified tutors are indicated on Tutor Iowa by a gold star. They will also mention this status in their profiles.