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Our mandate is to publish student work about tutoring in the student's preferred mode or genre of expression. Photographers, videographers, graphic designers, essayists, creative writers, and game developers are all welcome.
Our editor has transcribed a heated conversation he had with his friend about this journal. If you are unsure of the rationale for Tutors or the atmosphere that we are trying to create, please read this Edward Itor — A Dialogue About Tutors (PDF file size 240KB).
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E. Marin Smith is a graduate student in the Department of English at California State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. Her interest in Eastern religious philosophy began while she was teaching English in Kathmandu, Nepal where she studied Hinduism, and later while teaching in Japan and studying Zen Buddhism.
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M. Blake Reichenbach is a writing consultant at Bellarmine University’s Writing Center. He delivers a witty monologue about the connections between working at a trendy Mexican restaurant and consulting a fellow student during a tutoring session.
Jennifer L. Haden has been a writing mentor at the University of California at San Diego for three years. Haden provides three astute tips for writing tutors to help create a comfortable tutoring session.
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SUNY Plattsburgh’s Jonathon Martinez sits down with Tom Halford to chat about writing tutoring. Martinez talks about learning to speak English fluently as a child, and he explains why he wanted to become a writing tutor.
Kyle Bell graduated from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh in the spring of 2014. He has embarked on an accelerated B.A./M.A. TESOL from Stony Brook University. In “Multiliteracy Memes,” Bell uses memes and PowerPoint to challenge common misconceptions about The Claude J. Clark Learning Center and about tutoring.
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Claude J. Clark Learning Center at SUNY Plattsburgh
Feinberg Library, Room 103 (First Floor)
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
Phone: (518) 564-6138
Fax: (518) 564-6140