Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft

Spring 2021
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 20
2 Credits per quarter
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This course combines a seminar with a practicum to prepare students to become peer tutors at Evergreen's Writing Center on the Olympia and Tacoma campuses. In seminar, we will explore tutoring theories, examine the role of a peer tutor, develop effective tutoring practices, and address working with writers across significant differences. In the practicum, students will observe peer tutoring and graduate to supervised tutoring. The Writing Center is expanding our services to support and cultivate the strengths of Spanish-speaking writers. Therefore, we additionally welcome applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish. 

The class will emphasize participation in synchronous (live) sessions in class of 2 hours a week and another 2 hours of practicum of synchronous meetings at the Writing Center; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit. Students should have reliable access to Zoom and be able to access the internet with ease to connect with Canvas and class materials provided on the web. 


2 - Writing or Education

Books   :

Selected Articles from J-Stor and online sources, to be determined


Spring 2021 Registration

Signature Required

Students submit application/writing sample due at end of Week 9, Winter Quarter, 2021.  To obtain a signature, visit our website at to download an application for possible admission to class. Applications are due electronically (email by Friday of Week 9, 2021, at 3:00 pm. Faculty Director will email applicants with decision by Tuesday of Week 10, 2021. We usually receive more applications than we have seats, and therefore, we are reviewing to admit folks who are likely to support our staffing needs for 2021-2022. We are committed to having a staff that represents the student body and supports our mission to serve all students of all abilities and identities. We are interested actively in students who are lingual in both English and Spanish to support our development of a multilingual Center. 

Course Reference Numbers

(2): 30204

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

Counseling and/or social work;

Writing and editing;


Maximum Enrollment
Class Standing


In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
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