Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft

Spring 2023
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 paid peer tutors at Evergreen's Writing Center which serves enrolled students in Olympia, Tacoma, Native Pathways Program, graduate students, as well as Evergreen graduates. 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 class will emphasize participation in synchronous (live) class 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


Selected Articles from JSTOR and online sources, to be determined.


Spring 2023 Registration

Signature Required

Students submit application/writing sample due at end of Week 9 of Winter Quarter, Friday, March 10th, 2023. To obtain a signature, visit our website at to download information about what to include in your application for possible admission to class. Applications are due electronically (email by Friday of Week 9, March 10th,2023, at 3:00 pm. Faculty Director will email applicants with decision by Tuesday of Week 10, 2023. 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 2023-2024. 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 in students who have intersectional identities across race, ability, and orientations. We have a strong history as a brave space for LGBTQ+ students. 

Course Reference Numbers

(2): 30313

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies and careers in

Counseling and/or social work;

Writing and editing;


Maximum Enrollment
Class Standing


In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

Evans Hall 1001 - Workshop