How I Met Your Tutor: The Legendary Guide to Improving Tutor-Tutee Interactions
International Writing Centers’ Association and The National Conference on Peer Tutors of Writing Joint Conference
Tutor, tutee, writing center, interactions
Through improved methods of communication, tutors can combat tutee hesitancy, encourage collaboration, and increase tutee independence. This panel introduces explicit techniques for facilitating tutor-tutee communication throughout the session. We will chronicle a tutoring session from start to finish, beginning with the elimination of mental blocks by transitioning from a verbal to a scribal modality, incorporating interactive visual aids (pyramid chart, branch diagrams, etc.), and concluding with methods for encouraging self-editing and reducing tutee dependence.
Moore, Julie L., "How I Met Your Tutor: The Legendary Guide to Improving Tutor-Tutee Interactions" (2014). English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Presentations. 157.