EN 103 tutors are prepared to work with you in the following ways:
Tutors will be available Sunday-Thursday evenings, as well as Friday afternoons, in The Writing Center. Their role is to supplement classroom assignments and discussions with individual work. After each meeting, you and your tutor will fill out a brief report on the work you covered so that I am informed about what work you have covered, what you are mastering, or what you need to work on further. Your tutor is not a surrogate professor nor does he or she grade your work.
Your responsibility is to come to your session on time and with all the necessary course material to work effectively in your sessions (assignments, EN 103 syllaweb, papers, Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage, and whatever else your instructor deems necessary).
Tutoring will begin the second week of classes. Tutoring sessions typically last 30 minutes to an hour. While you are required to attend at least one 30 minute EN 103 tutoring session each week. Many times, you will find it more productive and beneficial to attend two or more sessions each week. To count toward your total of required tutoring meetings each tutoring session must be at least 30 minutes long; only one session per day counts today your total.
The tutor's responsibility is to work with you on your EN 103 papers, writing activities, and course work. As a student writer, your responsibility is to work with your tutor as he or she gains experience in collaborative learning and as a tutor of writing. Tutor and writer should treat one another with courtesy and respect for one another's roles and time.
You should direct any questions and concerns you have about tutoring first to me and then, if you wish, to Prof. Phil Boshoff, Director of the Skidmore College Writing Center.