So lately I've had a question on my mind and want to share it with all of you to see the responses I get. I know there have was a presentation or two on the subject during the IWCA-NCPTW conference,but here goes:
What happens to the identity of a tutor when they are no longer a tutor? Many times, tutors have an identity that they have developed while tutoring. What happens when the tutor is no longer a tutor, but just a student? How do they adapt, per say?
I find myself asking this question more since I tutored as an undergraduate, but do not have the time to tutor as a graduate student.
Your responses who be helpful for an article I am writing.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A few years back, the PeerCentered podcast took a video recorder to the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference at Weber State University. One of the projects was to ask attendees what their job was called (given that there seems to be a lot of contention about how writing center work and workers should be labeled.)
The server that the PeerCentered podcast was on crashed and is unlikely to return. I'm looking into options for the podcast and whether or not to continue it at all. If you are interested in developing podcast episodes for PeerCentered, let me know.
While I admit I was once intrigued by the prostitute-consultant analogy, not by what Scott Russell had to say about it but by some of the id...