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Tutoring program a hit at Granite Bay

The Press-Tribune in Roseville, California profiles a new peer-based writing center at Granite Bay Highschool:

"Lately, Granite Bay High School students have had a potent weapon in their efforts to improve their writing and take home better grades: other students.

The brainchild of English teacher David Tastor, the Granite Bay Writing Center opened last semester with a staff of around 25 juniors and seniors.

The tutors, already identified as advanced writers, enrolled in a class called 'Students Teaching Students.'" (
Tutoring program a hit at Granite Bay)

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  1. I am interested in high schools with writing centers. My students (tutors-in-training at University of Richmond) just started a wiki with information about the how's and why's of writing centers with the goal of getting more high schools interested in starting centers. Do you think we are starting to see a renewed interest in centers in secondary schools? Our wiki is:
    http://learning.richmond.edu/twiki/bin/view/HSWritingCenters/WebHome

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