2017 Tutor Conference

The 2017 Southern California Writing Centers Association Tutor Conference — the organization’s 13th — was held on Saturday, February 25th at MiraCosta College, Oceanside, California, hosted by the CSU San Marcos Writing Center. The 2017 conference theme was:

One Tutor, Many Hats: Navigating Roles in the Writing Center
Writing centers work with all types of students: “typical” first-year writing students, adult students, English-language learners, students with disabilities, grad students, and many others. This broad range of tutees requires tutors to wear different hats in each session, adjusting the styles and methodologies they apply. A tutor can be a mentor, encourager, teacher, peer, constructive critic, and so much more.

For the 2017 SoCal WCA Tutor Conference, we encourage you to consider the many roles that tutors assume within the writing center and to compare the methodologies used in different sessions (or even within a single session).

Questions to consider:

  • How and why do tutors adapt in sessions?
  • What do tutors learn from performing different roles?
  • How do different tutoring methods affect the tutee?
  • How do tutoring strategies differ for different types of students?

Click here to view the Call for Proposals online and here to download the conference poster. Proposals were due no later than November 1st, 2016.