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How’s Your Writing Center Doing?

posted: 12.18.14 by Andrea Lunsford

A week or so ago, I  traveled to Miami University in Ohio to meet with the National Advisory Board for the Howe Center for Writing Excellence, a group that includes Kathleen Yancey, Marti Townsend, Chris Anson, and Steve Bernhardt along with Kate Ronald, Director of the Howe Center. I’ve been on this Board since the inception of the Center, so I’m always glad to visit and learn about what this exemplary Center is doing. As always, I came away impressed. Student tutorials have increased exponentially, as have the number of workshops offered for students at all levels. [read more]

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Writing-about-Writing (Centers)

posted: 8.6.14 by Elizabeth Wardle and Douglas Downs

Guest blogger Megan Lambert is a Rhetoric & Composition M.A. candidate at UCF. This is her second year teaching first-year composition courses with UCF’s Department of Writing & Rhetoric as a Graduate Teaching Associate, and she also works as a graduate assistant and tutor in UCF’s University Writing Center. She is currently working on her thesis project, which explores how tutors use writing resources to address composition concerns and facilitate learning opportunities in writing consultations.

For teachers of writing, the writing center serves as a valuable academic resource for their students, offering assistance with assignments at any stage of the writing process. [read more]

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Tutoring as Part-Time Adjunct Work

posted: 7.15.09 by archived

Adjunct work is, by its very nature, part-time work.  As such, it rarely has benefits or decent pay.  Still, many of us continue to teach regardless.  In order to make ends meet, we need to make more money.  This money usually comes from other part-time sources. While none of this is news to adjuncts, what may be news to newer adjuncts is the ability to tutor for money.

There are several tutoring options open to composition adjuncts.  This can be appealing since the current economy and status of universities’ budgets are up in the air.  One option is private tutoring.  While this probably does not have the same pay scale per hour as teaching a room full of students, tutoring usually focuses on just one student.  Or, if you would like to try, group tutoring is an option as well.  Whether the students are high school or college students, tutoring offers you the chance to try out your skills in working with private clients, running your own business, and earning a bit of extra cash on the side. There is an emotional and creative investment in this kind of project, but, if times are tight, it is worth investigating.

When I look at trying to earn income in a new way, I often review competitors’ sites. There are also online how-to sites and wikis. Many colleges offer tutor training and tutoring services.  Reviewing their sites for training tips, policies, and general guidance can be helpful.  This is one good example. [read more]

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