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I should clarify -- our goal is to teach students to write, of course, but
we are concerned that allowing tutors to tutor their own students might
breach some sort of teacher-student ethics system.  (Would it be unfair that
this student is getting extra attention from the teacher, even though that
teacher is serving in a tutoring capacity and not, technically, as the
teacher?) Or is it all one and the same, as the goal is writing (no matter
whether it is learned through tutoring or teaching)?

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From: Maggi Miller [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 10:40 AM
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Subject: Re: Tutoring policies


It doesn't seem gray to me at all. What is the desired outcome? Is it to
determine a grade for the students? Or is it to teach the students to
write?

Maggi Miller
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From:   Connor, Jessica [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent:   Monday, August 14, 2000 9:37 AM
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Subject:        Tutoring policies

We are considering implementing a new policy in our academic support center
barring our writing tutors from tutoring the students they also teach in
their own writing classes.  It is sort of a gray area for us, and we are
not
sure if implementing such a policy would be too rigid or whether it is
absolutely necessary.  Is this an issue for anyone else?  How have you
dealt
with it?

Thanks.


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Jessica Connor
Coordinator of Developmental Writing
Nova Southeastern University, Academic Services
(954) 262-8351
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