WHAT WRITING TUTORS & MENTORS DO FOR YOU
WRITING TUTORS IN THE WRITING WORKSHOP
Tutors in the Workshop will meet with you in one of our three campus offices. They will read papers from courses across the curriculum and work individually with everyone from first-year students to thesis writers. You can ask them for help at every stage of your writing process-- when you are organizing ideas, structuring a paper, or editing a draft. Tutors also work closely with students who are learning English as a second language.
A writing mentor will meet with you privately over the course of a full semester. Generally, you will meet with your mentor for about an hour each week at a mutually agreeable time. A mentor can help you as you generate ideas, structure your papers, work on sentence clarity and grammar, or develop better time management skills. Mentors also work closely with students who are learning English as a second language.
WRITING TUTORS IN COURSES
A number of writing tutors work in courses where the instructor is interested in offering students help with course papers. These tutors play a variety of roles, depending on how the instructor chooses to use them. They may hold office hours and talk to students about papers in progress or provide written comments on rough drafts. Tutors often attend class meetings in the course unless the instructor decides this is not necessary.