Fall 2016 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, 9/15

& Writing and Academic Mentors: Wednesday, 9/14, 4:30-6:30 PM, CTLR, Davis Family Library 225.

S2-Thursday, 9/22

S3-Thursday, 9/29

S4 Thursday, 10/6

S5 Thursday, 10/13

S6 Thursday, 10/20

Please bring your folder to every training session.

Log training hours under the correct training category.

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 August Laska for permission (alaska@middlebury.edu). August will consult with Mary Ellen Bertolini, and then let you know if you have permission to attend a makeup session with August.

To learn more about the program, contact:


Mary Ellen Bertolini,
Writing Center Director, directs the Peer Writing Tutor and Writing and Academic Mentor Program at Middlebury College. Yonna McShane, Director of Learning Resources helps train the Writing and Academic Mentors.

August Laska Head Peer Writing Tutor. August approves time, runs evening makeup sessions and assists the Program Director.

Dwayne Scott Head Mentor. Dwayne manages and guides the Writing and Academic Mentors attached to First-Year Seminars. She helps run evening makeup sessions and assists the Program Directors.

Jerrica Davy Manager of Drop-in Tutors. Jerrica manages, supervises, assigns evening shifts, creates publicity, and assists the Program Director.

Julia Desmarais, Social Media Manager.  Julia supervises our two facebook accounts and our Twitter feed.

Faculty will find information about using Peer Writing Tutors on the

Peer Writing Tutors and FYS Mentors at Middlebury College blog.

 

Training Sessions for Peer Writing Tutors & Writing and Academic Mentors

Training Schedule for Writing and Academic Mentors Topics

Topics

New FYSM

Trained FYSM

Trained PWT>FYSM

1 Org/ Begin Training

Attend

Attend

Attend

2 Rhythms/ Practice Conf

Attend

Attend 2 or 3

Attend

3 Macro-Micro/ Thesis/Conf.

Attend

Attend 2 or 3

 

4 Speaking/Writing in Disciplines

Attend

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

5 Problems/INTL

Attend

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

6 Getting Help/Grammar

Attend

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

Training Schedule for Peer Writing Tutors

Topics

New PWT (NOT FYSM)

Trained PWT (NOT FYSM)

Trained FYSMàPWT

1 Org/ Begin Training

Attend

Attend

Attend

2 Tutor Questions/ Practice Conf

Attend

Attend 2 or 3

Attend

3 Macro-Micro/ Thesis/Conf.

Attend

Attend 2 or 3

 

4 Speaking/Writing in Disciplines

Attend

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

5 Problems/INTL

Attend

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

6 Getting Help/Grammar

Attend

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

Attend 4, 5, or 6*

Bring your folder to every training session. Bring a paper to S3.   FYMs: bring all syllabi to S2.

*Optional Research sessions or additional special workshops may be held for Peer Writing Tutors and Writing and Academic Mentors throughout the semester. Trained tutors and mentors may substitute a special workshop for 4, 5, or 6.

Mentors who want to be cross-trained as PWTs should choose sessions 2.

Optional Ref-Works sessions will be held for Peer Writing Tutors. These sessions will be paid by LIS.