Hi Ina,
I am not sure if you remember me, but I am Laurie Levinger's
sister-in-law who runs an academic support program at Rider University.
I am just in for a few hours each week and I saw your message on my
E-mail and thought I would respond.

We have a 3 credit elective course from the English Department that
combines writing theory with tutor training in writing.  Even though the
sections are small (3-10) we have been able to hold the class every fall
for about four years.  The Dean let's it run because otherwise the
faculty would complain that our student tutors in writing are not
qualified to tutor.

The students are selected after an interview with the English professor.
They are asked to submit a writing sample and must have a 3.0 or better
though the student tutors we have hired are usually 3.5 students.
Our tutors are certified nationally at all three levels by College
Reading and Learning Association which would not be possible without this
36 hour course.

If you have any more questions, just write back.  I hope that this will
encourage you to start such a class.  We have not tried it for general
tutoring because of the large numbers of tutors who generally don't tutor
more than a few hours a week.

Say hi to Laurie if you see her.

Jackie Simon

On Wed, 26 Jul 1995, ANDERSONI wrote:

> Please also add my name to the list to receive syllabi for tutoring
> courses. There's a possibility of running such a course at my school but
> a major question is how to fit such credits into a degree plan. We have
> so little room for electives now that we've increased requirements. Do
> people out there have any similar concerns? Have students been willing
> to take the course anyway? Is the course usually listed as an Education
> course? If one is not an education major, how can the credit be used?
> Etc.
> Ina Anderson
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> Community College of Vermont
> 11 Olcott Drive
> White River Junction VT 05001