Writing center tutors should prioritize the use of praise in sessions with each student, whether or not the student may respond the way the tutor expects. For some students, this brings energy to the session that fuels discussion about the paper, and for other students, this may function as a tool to show them the positive culture of the writing center.
Whittier, Andrea, "Don’t Overlook the Power of Praise" (2019). Tutor's Column. Paper 43.