Vianna Iorio

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The question I explored in this project was: what best practices can HMTCA’s Writing Center implement to enhance tutors’ and writers’ experience? I conducted observations and surveys and consulted the writing center scholarship to compile a concise document of key recommendations to address writing center concerns and improve practice. From the literature, I suggest 3 key recommendations: First, revise tutor training to be more student centered, encouraging of critical reflection, and to be ongoing over the semester. Second, institute a feedback system that makes use of regular surveys and an organized database to track information on student appointments. Third, develop a physical setting that has a moderate volume, desks arranged in groups of 2, and encourages about 10-15 people at a time in the space. These recommendations have been prioritized by both their applicability and feasibility.


Community Partner: Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy