I also have tutored students in lit.  I ask them about the assignment, their
notes, any class discussions or questions about the piece, their own
impressions or questions.  It is good old questioning techniques (of course,
you have to be careful not to ask questions that get the answers you
personally want to hear).

We have also had student tutors work with literature in composition and lit
classes, very successfully.

Liz Dewey
Delta College

Elizabeth Bergman wrote:

>  I doubt if peer
> tutors could help other students with interpretation.