The Jones White Writing Center is
excited to announce that 11 of our tutors have completed their Master Tutor
Training certification this academic year.
In summer 2020, the Jones White
Writing Center’s tutor training program was certified through the Collegiate
Learning and Reading Association’s International Tutor Program, which
offers an internationally recognized certification for both tutor and master
tutor certification. The Writing Center’s
training program includes tutor education in a variety of key areas, including
working with diverse learners, anti-racism and promoting diversity, tutoring
for retention and working with under-prepared students, tutoring a variety of
different genres and student levels, tutoring the writing process, referral
services, and working with international students and fostering intercultural
Our tutors have not only completed
the required 20+ hours of training, but have also worked on a variety of
projects that contribute to the Writing Center’s ongoing mission, including
original research on international students and student learning; help sheets
and materials to share with students; new workshops for international students,
business majors, and STEM writers; and contributions to our new Dissertation
and Thesis Boot Camp series.
Our master tutors for the Fall 2020–Spring 2021 Academic Year are as follows:
In addition to
serving thousands of students per year, the Writing Center is also an important
site for undergraduate and graduate students to train in key job-related skills
such as intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, teaching
skills, and writing and literacy skills. These skill sets are instrumental as our
tutors graduate and move onto a variety of careers.
To learn more
about the International Tutor Training Program Certification, you can
visit the ITTPC website.