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Meet the Writing Centre Tutors

Become a Tutor

Being a tutor helps you to:

  • support and help other students
  • develop your writing skills
  • enhance your tutoring and teaching skills
  • reflect about writing, learning, and teaching
  • improve your leadership and communication skills
  • obtain experience that can be put on a resumé.

There are several types of opportunities for students in the Writing Centre: work study, honorarium, and volunteering. To apply for the work study, you need to be eligible and register for the Work Study Program.

To become a tutor, you need to:

  • have achieved at least a 3.33 GPA in your writing courses
  • provide a sample of your writing and a resumé
  • be committed to show up on time for your shifts with a positive attitude
  • show an eagerness to learn and develop your tutoring and writing skills
  • attend tutor training sessions and reflect on your tutoring practice
  • have good interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, please contact the Writing Centre by emailing jegoddard@tru.ca, calling 250-371-5748 or dropping by OM 1411.

Meet the Tutors

Most of our writing tutors are students. The responsibility of the tutor is to offer feedback and advice on writing, with the goal of developing students' writing skills. The responsibility of the writing tutor is not to fix or simply edit the paper or be an expert on the content. Tutors attend up to 10 hours of training on the following topics: writing, grammar, collaboration, interpersonal skills, intercultural competencies, and tutoring and writing centre theories, practices, and strategies. The interaction between the writing tutor and the writer is one of cooperation, respect, and focused learning.

Peer tutors (Bachelor's or Master's degree in progress)

  • Azmaeen A.
    Azmaeen A.

    Bachelor of Business Administration
    Specialties: APA, Creative Writing, Business Writing, Formal Writing 

  • Jacob B.
    Jacob B.

    English, Philosophy
    Specialties: MLA and APA, Essay Structure, Grammar, Composition, English Literature, Metaphysics, Ethics, and Argumentation

  • Tara D.
    Tara D.

    BSW
    Specialties: APA, Essay Writing, Business & Technical Writing

  • Luke L.
    Luke L.

    BA in Science
    Specialties: English, History, Essay Planning, Organization, and Structure

  • Farzaneh O.
    Farzaneh O.

    Master of Education
    Specialties: APA, Research Skills, Essay Writing, Essay Planning, Presentations and Group Project

  • Anneka S.
    Anneka S.

    English
    Specialties: English, Sociology, MLA, APA, French, Essay Writing, Essay Planning, Paragraph Transitions and Flow, Thesis Development

  • Alana B.
    Alana B.

    English, Philosophy
    Specialties: Formal and Creative Writing, Philosophical Essays and Literature

  • Jazz K.
    Jazz K.

    Education
    Specialties: Master of Education, Research Proposals, Annotated Bibliography, Literature Review, Academic Essays

  • Mercedes S.
    Mercedes S.

    English, Visual Arts
    Specialties: MLA, Academic Writing, Creative Writing, Presentations, and Resume Design

  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin S.

    English, Geology, Archeology
    Specialties: English Lit, Poetry, Creative Writing, MLA

  • Malike B.
    Malike B.

    Psychology
    Specialties: Essay Structure and Organization, Paragraph Transitions and Flow, Research Skills (Undergraduate level), Creative Writing

Community, faculty, and staff volunteers

  • Matin Y.
    Matin Y.

    Master of Education
    Specialties: APA, Essay writing, Academic writing, Presentations, and Research Skills

  • Nima K.
    Nima K.

    Education
    Specialties: Business/Formal Writing, Creative Writing, ESL, Group Projects, Presentations

  • Maggie
    Maggie

    Marketing & Supply Chain Management
    Specialties: Essay Planning & Organizing, APA, Grammar

  • Maninder K.
    Maninder K.

    Public Administration, Fine Arts
    Specialties: Essay planning, Organization, Structure, Formatting and Essay Writing

  • Ishka R.
    Ishka R.

    MEd
    Specialties: APA, Graduate Studies, Research, Presentations

  • Palmer V.
    Palmer V.

    BA
    Specialties: Thesis Statements, MLA, Literary Analysis, Structure and Flow

  • Julye-Anne M.
    Julye-Anne M.

    English Major, History Minor
    Specialties: Scientific Writing, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Brainstorming

  • Tara D.
    Tara D.

    BSW
    Specialties: APA, Essay Writing, Business & Technical Writing

  • Farzaneh O.
    Farzaneh O.

    Master of Education
    Specialties: APA, Research Skills, Essay Writing, Essay Planning, Presentations and Group Project

  • Garima Y.
    Garima Y.

    BA in English, MEd
    Specialties: Graduate, APA, ESL, Presentations, Academic/Essay Writing, Thesis Development, Research

  • Vera W.
    Vera W.

    Master of Education, TESL
    Specialties: Brainstorming, Planning and Organization, APA, Test Strategies and Exam Preparation (IELTS, Accuplacer), Visualizing Information, PowerPoint

  • Mehdi H.
    Mehdi H.

    Master of Education
    Specialties: Academic Writing, Poetry, Creative Writing

  • Matthew S.
    Matthew S.

    BA in English, MEd
    Specialties: Essay Writing, ESL, Presentations, Technical Writing




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