SARC Peer Tutoring at UCF

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) at the University of Central Florida provides high-quality academic support programs, including tutoring and supplemental instruction, academic outreach and retention programs,and various other academic services.

SARC provides undergraduate students with free individualized and small-group tutoring in STEM courses, accounting, finance, psychology and statistics. The SARC peer tutoring staff consists of 40 - 60 highly qualified and trained student staff. All SARC peer tutors are internationally certified through training conducted in accordance with the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level I certification and are trained to facilitate active learning.

Please use the navigation to the right to explore CRLA required tutor training topics for training materials and sample training assessments and projects. Training topics included in this wiki include:
  1. Definition of tutoring and tutor responsibilities
  2. Basic tutoring guidelines / Tutoring do's / Tutoring don'ts
  3. Techniques for successfully beginning and ending a tutor session
  4. Adult learners / Learning theory / Learning styles
  5. Assertiveness / Handling difficult students
  6. Role modeling
  7. Setting goals / Planning
  8. Communication skills
  9. Active listening and paraphrasing
  10. Referral skills
  11. Study skills
  12. Critical thinking skills
  13. Compliance with the ethics and philosophy of the tutor program / Sexual harassment / Plagiarism
  14. Modeling problem solving
  15. Other

I welcome your feedback and encourage you to share with me additional resources for the growth of our student staff. Should you utilize materials found within this wiki please include a link or reference to the source. I encourage your feedback of the resources found on this wiki.

If you would like to contact me for questions or permission for use, please do so through the following means:

Natasha Ford, Coordinator Academic Support Servcies
Student Academic Resource Center
University of Central Florida
(407) 823-5130