Mentoring practice

Building community with peer mentors

This initiative employs peer mentors to run a large writing course for college freshman.

‘… mentors write alongside the students, read alongside the students, and sometimes complain about the work alongside the students. They function as peers, near-peers, more capable peers, and sometimes as instructors’.

There’s also a Theory & Practice in Tutoring Composition course, which opens up opportunities in paid mentoring roles.

English 431 offers training and experience in the tutoring of students in composition. Paid positions in the English 30 Writing Workshop Program require successful completion of this course.

And, very similar to our Peer Mentoring in Practice module, they employ creative learning and teaching methods, including a multi-modal project – while our mentors help our first years to develop a multi-modal exhibition and design board games.

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