Writing Center Tutors Earn Master Tutor Certification

Posted on 4/27/21 6:58 PM

The Jones White Writing Center is excited to announce that 11 of our tutors have completed their Master Tutor Training certification this academic year.

In summer 2020, the Jones White Writing Center's tutor training program was certified through the Collegiate Learning and Reading Association's International Tutor Program, which offers an internationally recognized certification for both tutor and master tutor certification. The Writing Center's training program includes tutor education in a variety of key areas, including working with diverse learners, anti-racism and promoting diversity, tutoring for retention and working with under-prepared students, tutoring a variety of different genres and student levels, tutoring the writing process, referral services, and working with international students and fostering intercultural communication skills.

Our tutors have not only completed the required 20+ hours of training, but have also worked on a variety of projects that contribute to the Writing Center's ongoing mission, including original research on international students and student learning; help sheets and materials to share with students; new workshops for international students, business majors, and STEM writers; and contributions to our new Dissertation and Thesis Boot Camp series.

Our master tutors for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Academic Year are as follows:

  • Cassidy Black (undergraduate)
  • Jacie Martin (undergraduate)
  • Jared Burkhardt (undergraduate)
  • Wenqi Cui (graduate)
  • Zhigang Bai (graduate)
  • Angie Prencipe (graduate)
  • Ebenezer Ylonfoun (graduate)
  • Omar Yacoub (graduate)
  • Onesmo Mushi (graduate)
  • Sean Barton (graduate)
  • Thomas Hamilton (graduate)

In addition to serving thousands of students per year, the Writing Center is also an important site for undergraduate and graduate students to train in key job-related skills such as intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, teaching skills, and writing and literacy skills. These skill sets are instrumental as our tutors graduate and move onto a variety of careers.

To learn more about the International Tutor Training Program Certification, you can visit the ITTPC website.