English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Presentations

Title

How I Met Your Tutor: The Legendary Guide to Improving Tutor-Tutee Interactions

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Conference/Event

International Writing Centers’ Association and The National Conference on Peer Tutors of Writing Joint Conference

Location

Orlando, FL

Event Date

10-31-2014

Keywords

Tutor, tutee, writing center, interactions

Abstract

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.

Comments

Professor Moore served as session chair for this presentation by Caren Fitzgerald, Nicole Petrone, and Lina Sorg, University of Delaware

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