As a writing tutor and composition instructor, each time I work with a student I am meeting and getting to know a stranger through their writing. Although each student comes to sit next to me with their own background, topics of interest and insecurities, in each case I get to accompany them on the journey of meaning-making through the processes of research and composing. This paper highlights one such instance of meaning-making with a student. It suggests that this meaning-making is not just about developing students’ academic skills like research, critical thinking and composition, but is an opportunity as a peer tutor and teacher to help students discover, restore and in the most profound cases, heal their identities.
Sleight-Price, Camille. "Smiles, Sighs, and Nods: The Power of a Personal Narrative." 2018, pp. 1-4.