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


Baker City, OR

I love to teach and I am passionate about helping guide other people toward meeting their goals. I have found the best place to accomplish this day to day is in the classroom or working one-on-one. I am passionate about teaching and I work hard to incorporate real world experiences into my teaching and tutoring and to help students engage with curriculum, peers and their teacher at a high level with strong integration of practical examples into my theoretical classroom. As an educator and instructional designer who has taught at all grade levels, I know areas students struggle with and how to use best practices to help students be successful. I am a highly engaged teacher who values formative and summative assessments and the important role assessments have in the learning process. I also place high value on communication, collaboration and the use of integrating technology in the educational process to deepen critical thinking skills.

I enjoy sharing my background as an elementary teacher, a camp counselor, tutor, and youth group leader in my classroom. I enjoy sharing my international experiences and understanding of diversity, intercultural relations, and communications with students. This is evident in my classroom through integrated, cohesive and highly engaged discussions, detailed analysis and thorough feedback, the use of supplemental materials and personal examples and encouraging others to share as well. If my students leave my classroom with the critical foundational skills necessary to continue their learning journey, and walk away with a stronger passion for and knowledge of the subject, then I feel successful.

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Contact Information


Phone: 1-800-494-0670

PO Box 278
Nokesville, VA 20182