A peer tutor at the Writing Centre.

The Writing Centre Peer Tutors are CapU students with strong writing and communication skills who are closely mentored by the Writing Centre convenor and other English instructors in order to help CapU students with some aspects of the writing process.

The Peer Tutors are happy to give you feedback on your writing assignments, and if they encounter a question they cannot answer, they will refer you to additional resources and to the Writing Centre instructors.

This is a service that we encourage students to use in addition to the Writing Centre instructors’ services.

Peer Tutors on Zoom

Peer tutors are available during these times:

  • Day: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
  • Night: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Join us on Zoom

 

All sessions are first come, first served. No appointment necessary. Students must have a CapU email and student ID.

When other students are waiting, meetings will not exceed 20 minutes. Please be prepared to stay in the waiting room until it is your turn and the instructor lets you in.

So that all CapU students can take advantage of this support, please don’t expect to have more than two Zoom consultations per week.

In accordance with our usual practices at the Writing Centre, instructors and Peer Tutors are not available to edit/proofread your work.

Instead, we will highlight errors in a portion of your assignment, provide some general comments, and point you in the direction of relevant resources. Please see our statement on Proofreading vs. Instructional Editing for more information about this. 

The Writing Centre Peer Tutor service complements the Writing Centre instructors Zoom hours (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 – 4 p.m.) and their email address at writingcentreonline@capilanou.ca. Please make good use of all of these supports!

Writing Centre instructor and Peer Tutor collaborations

The Writing Centre Peer Tutors are strong students who are still in the process of learning at CapU, and their collaborations with the Writing Centre convenor and other Writing Centre instructors enhance their professional development and their growth as tutors.

Some of these collaborations include:

  • co-facilitating a workshop on navigating remote learning with the Writing Centre convenor;
  • helping to organize Student Recharge, an event that combined writing and research support with recreation to help students recharge during the busiest time of the term; and
  • attending Transformative Inclusivity, a Canadian Writing Centres Association conference, and brainstorming with the Writing Centre faculty about ways to promote equity and inclusion through our writing support at CapU.