Students often feel inadequate as a writer when entering a tutoring session. Tutors can instill confidence in the student by praising what they are doing well. They can also let the student express their ideas in the session, then the tutor and student can build off of those ideas together. Overall, the tutor can help the student see themselves as a writer rather than someone who writes, which will give the student conviction beyond the sphere of the classroom.
Edwards, Sandra, "Every Student is a Writer: Building Confidence through Tutoring Sessions" (2021). Tutor's Column. Paper 69.