Leatrice Oram,Marcy Leversee
Peer writing Tutors provide writing support to AUNE students, primarily one-on-one at the AUNE Writing Center though also via Skype and phone support. They work with students during any stage of a writing process (generating ideas, narrowing focus, outlining/organizing, drafting, revising, meeting assignment specifications, etc.). Peer Writing Tutors listen, ask questions, and share reactions. They do not grade, "fix" or edit student papers; they help students become better writers. As needed, peer writing tutors utilize writing resource books, as well as online and human resources, and they refer students to these as well. Peer writing tutors file reports, conduct and facilitate evaluation, and they participate in twice monthly feedback and professional development sessions. They may facilitate writing "boot camps" and work closely with international students. When they are scheduled to work and no student comes in for tutoring, peer writing tutors do office tasks, read texts on writing center practices, and do other related work as stipulated by the Director.
Excellent writing skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills. Patience, sensitivity, and a willingness to collaborate. Commitment to AUNE Writing Center mission and a process approach to writing and peer feedback. Ability to analyze, prioritize, listen, and maintain confidentiality. Experience tutoring, consulting, or providing peer support in writing preferred, but not required. We seek individuals who are reflective in nature, willing to accept and utilize feedback, and able to grow and develop in the field. Because peer writing tutors function with much independence, reliability and resourcefulness are critical.