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The USU Writing Center teaches a practicum class, English 4910, for each new cohort of tutors. These tutors must submit a portfolio of observations, notes, and paper drafts from their first semester of coursework and tutoring, with a final “Tutor’s Column” about an aspect of tutoring that they have practiced, studied, and researched.

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2019

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How Not to Panic in the Face of Panic, Emily Abel

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“All Right Stop, Collaborate, and Listen”: A Writing Center’s Role in Community Collaboration, Riley Anderton

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Breathe: Helping Students with Mental Disabilities- and Helping Yourself, Miranda Cundick

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A Science Writing Center as a Catalyst for Improving Undergraduate Writing Skills in the Sciences, Andrew J. Felton

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Balancing Give-and-Take in Tutoring, Stephanie Fielding

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Preparing to Perform: The Power of Observations in Tutor Education, Jordan Forest

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The Right Answer: Intuition in Tutoring Sessions, Hunter E. Henrichsen

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140%: Helping Students with Reading Disabilities, Emily Joy Powell

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Professionalism in the Writing Center: Combining Compassion and Composition, Carrigan Price

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Making Sandcastles with the Sands of Time, Sophia Thimmes

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Mind the Gap: Exploring Mindfulness as a Tool for Tutors, Students, and Everyone In Between, Ashley Thompson

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Don’t Overlook the Power of Praise, Andrea Whittier

2018

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The Importance of Devoting Attention to Students’ Introductory Paragraphs, Andrea Bresee

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Spiders, Satan, and Uncertainty: Turning Idle Tutoring Sessions into Teaching Opportunities, Olivia Brock

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Potential of a Tutor's Personality, Matt Crabtree

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The Writer: An Endangered Species, Hayley Dykman

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“Good Enough”: Teaching Confidence through Revision, McKayla Freeman

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Leading Questions: Prohibited in Court and Tutoring Sessions, Jared Gheen

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The Curious Case of Dr. Writer and Mr. Verbalizer, Libbey Hanson

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A Tutor as an Educator, Justyn Hardy

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The Creative, the Critic, & the Tutor: Tutoring the Creative Process, Nate Hardy

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Perché Non Mi Aiuti? (​Why Won't You Help Me?​), Hailey Hibbard

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Confidence is Key: The Importance of Building a Student’s Confidence in Writing, Tyler Monson

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Rigid, Joshua Salisbury

2017

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Turning Apathy to Ambition: Strategies for Countering Student Disinterest, Jared Bryan

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Tutors: “Theses” the Problem: Students and Thesis Statements, Jackson Bylund

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Stop, Think, and Question, Andrea Carlquist

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The Business of Writing, Mikayla Doyle

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Black and White and Gray All Over, Harper Forsgren

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So What?: Writing and Tutoring Intentionally, Cassidy Gummersall

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Wearing the Collaborator Hat, Jessica Hahn

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Praiseworthy and Developable—How Psychology Takes Shape in Tutoring, Chloe Harvell

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Interpersonal Communication: One Smile Away from a Lifetime of Success, Alexander Anthony Johnson

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Putting Writers at Rest into Motion, Cody Kelley

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Grammatically Speaking: A Look into Writer Development, Bayli Luebke

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Why Don't You Ask Me?, Matilyn Mortensen

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Power to the Writer, Sara Mozingo

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Warm Smiles, Soft Chairs: A Testament to the Power of Ambience, Cari Phillips

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Tutors—Writing Myth Busters, Stephanie Pointer

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Let’s Talk: Training Anxiety Out of New Tutors, Nichelle Pomeroy

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A Minute Too Late, Camille Rasband

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Don’t Talk -Listen: The Power of Silence in a Tutoring Session, Megan Ririe

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Blind Leading the Blind: The Experience of an Inexperienced Tutor, Westin Smith