In this paper the author delves into the hesitations a new writing tutor may feel by examining his own personal experiences. He discuss the necessity of using all of the sources offered to tutors, such as Internet references, assignment descriptions, and reference guides. Using these resources builds the tutor’s credibility, along with providing assurance to the tutor that he or she is guiding the student correctly. Demonstrating that tutors refer to these resources for help also strengthens the tutors’ relatability as peers, and this will help create a more comfortable tutoring session for the student.
Smith, Westin, "Blind Leading the Blind: The Experience of an Inexperienced Tutor" (2017). Tutor's Column. Paper 1.