ERIC Number: ED234407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Peer Tutor as Principal Benefactor in the Writing Center or It's Not Just for English Teaching Anymore.
Bell, Elizabeth S.
In addition to its other services, the writing center offers its staff professional skills that can be of advantage in careers ranging from teaching to business. First of all, graduate students who have tutored have an advantage when applying for assistantships, for they already have experience in conveying content and developing student skills. Those tutors who plan to enter the teaching profession also gain practical experience adjusting to a variety of learning styles and academic limitations. In addition, both graduate students and teachers benefit from being introduced, directly or indirectly, to current theories on teaching composition. For those entering the business world, the writing center provides skills and experiences in learning to achieve goals and to solve problems. Interviewing and learning to work with small groups are yet other skills learned by tutors in the writing center. Clearly tutorial training and experience develop communication and leadership skills that corporate employers as well as school administrators value. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Laboratories
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Southeastern Writing Center Conference (Columbia, SC, February 4-5, 1983).