Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft

Students who enroll in Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft are preparing a) to deeply examine their own writing process and listening process, and b) to unpack the sociopolitical implications of engaging with their own and others' voices.

Course Description

Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft is taught by the director of the Writing Center, Sandy Yannone.

This 2-credit course combines a seminar with a practicum to prepare students to become peer tutors at Evergreen's Writing Centers on the Tacoma or Olympia Campus. 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. 


Enrollment in Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft is by application only. You will be asked to write a letter of application and to include writing samples. Email your application to yannons@evergreen.eduApplications for Cultivating Voice are due Friday, of Week 9, winter quarter, by 3:00 pm, PST

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These readings are typically included in the Cultivating Voice syllabus for Olympia and Tacoma Campuses.