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Excitement, Nerves, and Confidence: Reflecting On My First Tutoring Session, by Alexander Nanton

I have had a few weeks now to reflect on my first tutoring session with a writer and I feel it would be useful to note a few minor things which other first-time tutors might have experienced as well. Hindsight... Continue Reading →

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How to get Past the Expectations of a Tutor as Editor, By Michelle Martin

Explaining your tutoring goal from the beginning will help writers understand what you are most concerned about in their papers, and giving them reassurance in the session that you will get back to the lower order concerns, kind of puts... Continue Reading →

How to Handle Difficult Tutoring Sessions, by Giordana Curatolo

It was my third tutoring session as a new tutor and I started to feel a little bit more confidant in my ability to help writers. I arrived at the session a few minutes early and waited for the writer.... Continue Reading →

Double the Trouble, Double the Reward, by Blake Carter

Tutoring sessions can often be a mentally draining activity, as I’m sure any tutor can verify.  During a consultation, tutors are required to constantly think critically about what they are reading, and offer clear advice that will help improve their... Continue Reading →

Tutoring on An “Off Day”: 10 Tips to Make the Most of a Session When You Aren’t At Your Best, by Jennifer Hammond

“Off days”. We all have them. Maybe you started the day in a bad mood because you stepped outside to several inches of snow coating the ground; you didn’t sleep well the night before; you have a headache you can’t... Continue Reading →

What Just Happened, by Daryl Czarnecki

The greatest thing about plans are that they never go accordingly. You can only sit and strategize on how you might think a tutoring session will go, just to have it blown away by something as simple as Microsoft Word... Continue Reading →

How to get Past the Expectations of a Tutor as Editor, by Michelle Martin

As a tutor, explaining your goal from the beginning will help writers understand what you are most concerned about in their papers, and give them reassurance in the session that you will get back to their lower order concerns, kind... Continue Reading →

How to Help a Writer Find Their Voice or How to Lose Your Own, by Lauren Webster

So, you have been tutoring writers for a short time and you think I got this. You eloquently ramble on as the writer soaks up your words of wisdom leaving the centre a smarter person just by having been in... Continue Reading →

Experimenting with Writing By Mackenzie Loucks

When you think of a writing tutor, the image of a Science major probably doesn’t come to mind. This is most likely due to the fact that, as a student in the Faculty of Science, we’re not required to complete... Continue Reading →

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