Opportunities for Writing Tutors
2016 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW)
Since this year’s NCPTW conference was held in the Pacific Northwest, three EOU Writing Tutors had the opportunity to propose presentations, which were accepted:
Caleb Winn, “Recognizing and Tutoring Students with Common Learning Disabilities”
Kyra Fairchild, “Dyslexia and Alexia in the Writing Center”
Cara Campbell, “Choosing Our Words: Identity and Language as Peers and Tutors”
EOU Writing Tutors participated in the 2016 TYCA-PNW/PNWCA Conference held on October 21-22, 2016, at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association (PNWCA) is a regional affiliate of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA).
The 2016 conference theme was “Beyond Good Intentions,” inspiring the following presentations:
Christa Tryon, “A State of Distress: Writer’s Block”
Evan Rummerfield, “Approaching a Common Core Student”
Makayla Mangione, “Tutoring Writing with English Language Learners (ELL)
2015 TYCA-PNW/PNWCA Conference
Five Writing Center tutors presented their research presentation at the 2015 TYCA-PNW/PNWCA Joint Conference, “Re Form, Re View, Re New,” held in Spokane, Washington on October 23-24, 2015.
Cara Campbell, “The Significance of Learning Styles in the Writing Center”
Evan Rummerfield, “The Writing Experience: From High School to College”
Kyra Fairchild, “Dyslexia: Affecting More Than Meets the Paper”
Jessica McKim, “Tutoring and Asperger’s Syndrome Students”
Jake Cleverley, “ESL Students in the Writing Center”
2015 Northwest Tutoring Center Conference (NWTCC)
Will Bowman, Writing Tutor and recent EOU graduate, won this gorgeous bowl as a door prize while attending the 2015 Northwest Tutoring Center Conference (NWTCC), “Reaching the Summit of Success,” held February 28, 2015, at Green River College in Washington. This conference included presentations by tutors, faculty, and administrators who provide writing and subject tutoring. Will tutored MBA students during his last year as an EOU student.
Writing Tutor Meetings
Tutors meet regularly to discuss what’s happening in the Writing Center and to discuss strategies for tutoring writing in different situations.
Tutor Orientation: First Monday of each term
Staff Meetings TBA
Quarterly Classroom Visits (Weeks 1 & 2)
Tutor Panels for UNI 101
2017 Night Against Procrastination (NAP), sponsored by the Writing Center, Learning Center, and Library, beginning 5 p.m. Friday, February 17, until 2 a.m. Saturday, February 18
2015 Night Against Procrastination (NAP), sponsored by Writing Center & Learning Center Tutors, beginning 5 p.m. Friday, November 13, until 2 a.m. Saturday, November 14
SWAT Teams: Special Writing Assistance Teams may be invited to visit a classroom to provide writing support
Tutored visiting Nixyaawii High School Students, January 2015
Tutor Tailgate: Writing Center & Learning Center Tutors and WoW Leaders, Homecoming tailgate event, October 17, 2015