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by Paula Gillespie

Grounded in current writing center theory and practice, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring provides students with a comprehensive introduction to effective tutoring.

Throughout the book, readers hear the voices of tutors and writers in first-person peer tutor accounts, reflective essays, and transcripts from actual sessions. Within each chapter, techniques, models, and exercises provide instruction appropriate for any level of tutoring.

Download Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring (2nd Edition) epub
ISBN: 0205573320
ISBN13: 978-0205573325
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Paula Gillespie
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (June 10, 2007)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1509 kb
FB2 size: 1201 kb
Rating: 4.4
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This book was required reading for my writing practice and pedagogy class I took in college. I usually sell back all my books at the end of the semester. I ended up keeping this one Beause it was so informative!
This is a really good resource to use with new or experienced tutors. I use it with both grad and undergrad student tutors. Very readable and hands-on.
This book is great because it truly teaches upcoming tutors what to expect and how to react from experience. I recommend this book to fututre tutors. The condition it was received in was great as well.
Received as described.
This is an excellent guide for both new and experienced tutors, an effective mix of theoretical and hands-on practice.
I've used many guides for educating college-level peer writing tutors, and this is the one I love most. It is thoroughly practical, yet is grounded in theory so accessibly that students won't know they've read theory. The authors infuse the chapters with a lively, positive attitude. In the "About the Authors" preface, the word "joy" appears twice in the first three sentences; Gillespie ends her story about becoming a writing center director with the words "best work I can think of"; Lerner ends his story with the word "embrace." The voices of peer tutors quoted throughout--especially in ch. 1, "Why We Tutor," and also in excerpted transcripts of tutorials in several chapters--give the book authenticity. Ch. 3, "The Tutoring Process," is outstanding (I especially like the "Editors vs. Tutors--A Summary" table at the end). Subsequent chapters develop different parts of ch. 3 in more detail. I especially like how ch. 5, "Observing in the Writing Center," supports assigned peer observations and role playing in the classroom without forcing readers into narrowly defined ways to observe tutorials. I like the emphasis on tutors taking notes as the writer reads aloud in ch. 6, "Tutoring Practice," and the encouragement of self-assessment in ch. 7, "Reflecting on the First Session." Ch. 8, "Reading in the Writing Center," examines excerpts from tutorial transcripts to show that helping writers become strategic readers (of the texts they have to write about) also helps them become strategic writers. Ch. 9, "Working with ESL Writers," and ch. 10, "Writing Center Research," are my favorite chapters. Ch. 9 discusses eight myths of tutoring nonnative speakers of English and is the best ten pages on the subject I know of. Ch. 10 makes discourse analysis easy (based on Dell Hymes' work): it helps tutors learn about their practices by listening to an audio recording they made of one of their tutorials. Even the brief treatments are excellent of writing comments on papers (such as responding to a paper by email) and of synchronous online tutoring to be found in the oddly paired discussions of ch. 12, "Interdisciplinary and Online Tutoring." And if my tutoring students were only going to read two pages about tutoring writers with learning disabilities, I'd choose the pages in ch. 13, "What if . . . ." Even the "Recommended Readings" lists at the end of the book are helpful despite the book's age. I especially like the long list of "Dissertations on Writing Centers." You won't find anything after 2002 in the lists, however, even though the book has a 2008 publication date. The good news, though, is that this Longman edition is identical to the far cheaper 2003 Allyn & Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring, 2/e. The only differences are the name, the cover art, and the publication date.