Fall 2017 Training Dates for PWTs and FYMs

All training sessions take place 4:30-6:30 in CTLR, Davis Family Library 225

Mandatory Organization Meeting for Peer Writing Tutors Thursday, 9/14, 4:30-6:30 PM, CTLR, Davis Family Library 225.

& Writing and Academic Mentors: Wednesday, 9/13, 4:30-6:30 PM, CTLR, Davis Family Library 225.

S2-Thursday, 9/21

S3-Thursday, 9/28

S4 Thursday, 10/5

S5 Thursday, 10/12

S6 Thursday, 10/19

Please bring your folder to every training session.


Writing and Academic Mentor for FYS

The Writing and Academic Mentor for First-Year Seminars (FYSM) serves as a mentor and writing tutor for first-year students, assisting them with writing and oral presentation skills, time and project management. The Mentor can work with students individually or in groups, either during class time or outside of class, for up to 60 hours over the course of the semester.  The Mentors will be trained, supervised, and paid by CTLR. To learn more about the program contact:

Attendance policy for PWTs and FYMs

Attendance policy for PWTs and FYMs

We expect you to attend regularly scheduled afternoon training sessions. Makeup sessions are for mentors and tutors who have legitimate conflicts (sports practice, orchestra, job interview, or a lecture required for a class).  In advance of the regular session, please e-mail for permission to attend a makeup session.  Make-ups will be given only with permission and in advance for a valid reason. E-mail Julia Desmarais for permission jcdesmarais@middlebury.edu).  Julia will consult with Mary Ellen Bertolini, and then let you know if you have permission to attend a makeup session with Julia.

PWT/FYM go/links

One go link to rule them all: go/pwtgo

go/ctlr Center for Teaching, Learning & Research

For you as a PWT/FYM

go/pwt         Find pay information, forms, and training schedule

go/pwtblog     WordPress site for writing tutors and mentors

go/commonsrecordsheet  Google form for recording tutees in the Commons. Complete immediately after every shift.

go/Rhythms17S       For Mentors only

Writing Resources for Student Writers

go/writingresources  Helpful writing information for Middlebury students 
go/middwrite           WordPress site with writing tips

go/researchfaq         Need help starting a research paper or project?                                      Look here.

go/appessay          Learn the most effective way to write application  essays for internships, jobs, fellowships, and graduate school.

Writing Center Information

go/writingcenter    WordPress site for Writing Center, tips for writing, hours for drop-ins

go/writingctlr        Writing Center information on the CTLR site

go/writingtweets     Tweets from the Writing Center

Library Guides

go/pwtguide         LIS guide for tutors and mentors

go/guides             LIS guide for research 

Off campus: www.go.middlebury.edu/ctlr

 For Faculty Using a FYSM in a FYS

Hit "W" above to download guidelines for faculty using a First-Year Seminar Mentor for Academics and Writing in a First-Year Seminar.