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CIOL Trainings

The links below will take you to the "Find Learning" portal in MDConnect. Please use either the title or the Course ID to search for the appropriate training

All new tutors, lab instructors, instructional assistants and other personnel that deliver supplemental support to students will go through our Tutor Training Intensive Program (TutorTIPs). The first phase involves a 10 hour training combining face-to-face sessions, online tutorials covering a variety of topics recommended by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and the National Tutoring Association (NTA) and shadowing. Tutors must complete this phase within the first two weeks being hired to insure that all tutors will have the same foundational skills, be versed in a variety of tutoring modalities, and meet the standards of the accrediting bodies. Additional on-going trainings will be developed and facilitated by tutoring leads at each campus.

CIOL Registration Tutorial

The video and PDF below provide steps to teach you how to enroll for CIOL trainings. For more information, contact your area lead.

The above calendar is a collection of the trainings happening in Learning Resources updated by campus administration. It is the responsibility of each campus to update the calendar to reflect the trainings happening on their campus in advance.


Formalize training of all tutors in order to provide the best service possible to students.


Phase 1:
Four hours of online training via TutorLingo on the following topics

  • Role of a Tutor
  • Learning Theory
  • Tutee Study Skills: Note-Taking, Reading & Testing Strategies
  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Four hours of face-to-face trainings with hands-on activities on the following topics:

  • Basic Tutoring Guidelines (Dos and Don'ts)
  • Techniques for Successfully Beginning and Ending a Tutor Session
  • Assertiveness and/or Handling Difficult Students
  • Active Listening and Paraphrasing

Two hours of shadowing an experienced tutor.

Fall 2018 Tutor Symposium

2018 Tutor Symposium

Register today on MDConnect!