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
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 Maggie Morris for permission (firstname.lastname@example.org). Maggie will consult with Mary Ellen Bertolini, and then let you know if you have permission to attend a makeup session with Maggie
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.
Writing Resources for Student Writers
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
go/pwtguide LIS guide for tutors and mentors
go/guides LIS guide for research
Off campus: www.go.middlebury.edu/ctlr
Hit "W" to download the invitation letter to First-Year Seminar Mentors for Academics and Writing. This document describes the program and suggests ways FYSMs and FYS faculty can work together for the benefit of students.