The Writing Center

Cultivating Voice

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About Cultivating Voice: A Tutor's Craft

Students interested in becoming a peer tutor at the Writing Center are required to take a two-credit course, Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft, offered every Spring.  Cultivating Voice is also offered as a four-credit, Spring quarter course.  Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the current academic year for more information.

Cultivating Voice combines readings, reflective writing, seminar, and a practicum to prepare students to become peer tutors in the Writing Centers. In seminar, students explore tutoring theories, examine the role of a peer tutor and develop effective tutoring practices. In the practicum, students will observe peer tutoring and graduate to supervised tutoring. The course also will address racial and social justice in serving and working with a diverse group. Students considering graduate school in related fields like education, creative writing, and literature will benefit from this training.

Last year's Cultivating Voice promotional poster:

Cultivating Voice 2013 Poster