This text shares the concern that many tutors face in effectively tutoring EL students by helping their confidence as writers, addressing their concerns, and helping them build long-term writing skills. The text will address what tutors can do in their tutoring sessions to help EL students with their writing concerns. There is discussion about some of the most common EL concerns such as grammar, or cohesion. These concerns are met with suggestions such as addressing grammar, talking about the ideas that the writer wants to convey, brainstorming ideas and getting them to write them down, and being mindful of how the students are feeling in their writing process. The essay goes later to discuss other resources to direct our EL students towards, such as Tea Time or writing classes at the English Learning Center (ELC) here in Logan, Utah.
Baldwin, Zoe, "We Found Language in a Lonely Place: A Rumination Into Quieting the Fears of EL Students and Quieting Our Own Fears about Effectively Tutoring Them" (2019). Tutor's Column. Paper 45.