I have developed tutoring courses at several colleges for various reasons, ranging from start-up for a new writing center, to providing a deeper knowledge of the issues that underlie tutoring in reading and writing (and at several schools we proceeded with the idea that "all tutoring is language tutoring," to recruiting tutors. The courses were rigorous, effective, and great fun--as usual when scholarship and experience are the motivators. One such course, at Bradford College, was called "Advanced Writing/Tutoring" because in the curriculum at that time there was a need for an advanced expository writing course and many of the students whom I wanted to work as tutors (or who were already working as tutors) wanted to take such a course. At least two of these former students are colleagues in LRNASST now. The tutoring was a kind of paid practicum--not included in the credit hour formula (the 3-credit Humanities course met one night a week for 3 hours). There were weekly writing assignments, and each tutor also created a project to improve the writing center: a set of handouts for working with students with rationale and explanation of hew they worked; a handbook for tutors--one student even helped to run and design the interviews for the following semester's tutors and course members (including carefully developed role play and selection of pre-interview materials). The course and the job was in great demand because this was such an articulate and appealing group of students. That's just one example--I also did a similar project at Bentley College, a business college, with more emphasis on customer service issues. Here at Mass Bay Community College, I helped to design a tutor training course which has been redesigned by others many times since then. This course is one credit, because of the way credits work in programs at MBCC. It was hard to fit the whole curriculum I wanted into 15 hours. The best thing about these courses is that they help to create a learning community for tutors--and for me as a teacher trying to understand and examine my own practice. I have used various books for this course, A Sourcebook for Writers is one--and I used One on One other times. It as good roleplays in the back.