Services to Tutors

At the Bay Area Tutoring Association, we take great pride in our tutors. They are the foundation of the Association and our greatest asset.

When potential tutors come to us, we work with them to ensure that they have the content knowledge, communication skills, and integrity needed to work as a private tutor.

We offer three levels of Tutor Certification so that our tutors can improve in the craft and become true experts in their respective areas of expertise and beyond.

We validate general academic ability and offer additional subject matter competencies to ensure student results, parent and program satisfaction.

We conduct livescan background checks and secure TB test results for on-campus opportunities. We engage our tutors with real-life tutoring experiences to give back to community, ant to master new techniques and methods.


Tutor Professional Development and Training

Tutor Professional Development is at the heart of the Bay Area Tutoring Association (BATA), mission, vision, and Theory of Change. The BATA Tutor Professional Development curriculum is an integral component of the Department of Apprenticeship Tutor Apprenticeship Program, Southern Alameda County Consortium (SACC) Tutor Apprentice Workgroup, New Haven Adult School, and Ohlone College Strong Workforce Partnership – Education Careers Pathway Project.

It has been used by successful after-school programs, private tutoring companies, and individuals to launch private tutoring businesses, Ensure students develop the will/skill and tutoring performance metrics in the following areas; Tutoring Ability, Effectiveness, Engagement, Content Management, Student Academic Productivity, Student Engagement.

Our Tutor Professional Development curriculum consists of 12 training workshops segmented into 4 interchangeable units.

  • What is Tutoring?
  • The Relevance of Culture
  • Effective Listening
  • How to Tutor Online
  • The Era of Common Core
  • Academic Mindset
  • Learning Plans That Work
  • Effective Questioning
  • What’s In Your Toolbox?
  • Leaving Breadcrumbs
  • Learning Theory
  • Positive Behavior
Why Tutor Professional Development Matters?
  • Tutor Professional Development is a non-traditional pathway into the following education careers; Paraprofessional, Substitute Teacher, Teacher Aide, Behavioral Health Therapist, Special Ed Teacher, and Teacher.
  • The academic achievement gap continues to widen and extended learning time with well-trained tutors has shown to make a difference.
  • Academic tutoring entrepreneurial and employment opportunities have been defined as a Bright Outlook occupation by O*NET. The job openings in the tutoring industry are projected to grow faster than average, employment increase of 10% or more, over the period 2016-2026 and/or have 100,000 or more job openings over the same period.*


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* Growth and job openings source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics   2016-2026 employment projections. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). Projected job openings represent openings due to growth and replacement. O*NET is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. O*NET information is used by millions of individuals every year. O*NET OnLine, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development. The O*NET database contains hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy.