Tutoring sessions in the Writing Center are most useful when both tutor and student are invested in the session. The following tips will help you to get the most from your session:

  • Engage with your tutor and actively participate in the session
    • Learning is interactive and dialogic. Tutors will ask you questions and may make some suggestions, but your writing belongs to you as both a product and responsibility.
  • Ask questions!
    • Tutoring sessions are learning-centered. Let your tutor know when you are unsure of their meaning or need clarification of a concept.
  • Turn off your phone
    • As a courtesy for others in the lab and to ensure your focus, silence your phone and refrain from answering calls or texts during your tutoring session.