Author Archives: Mary Ellen Bertolini

For New PWTs and FYMS

If this is your first job on the Middlebury College campus, you will need to visit student employment with some documents:

Obtain a blue Student Employment Card from the Student Employment Office. (The Student Employment office is located on the second floor of the Service Building. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.) To do this, you must fill out your I-9 Employment Eligibility and W4 Tax Withholding forms. Typically, students present an original Passport (expired okay) OR a picture I.D. WITH a Birth Certificate OR Social Security Card. Please visit for more information on this process and for a more extensive list of documents that you can present.

Please bring the necessary documents to campus, and visit SEO before we have our Organization Meetings:

Wednesday, 9/11/13 for Mentors (CTLR, DFL 225,4:30-6:30 PM)

Thursday, 9/12/13 for Peer Writing Tutors (CTLR, DFL 225,4:30-6:30 PM)

PWT/ FYM News for Fall 2013


I have sent out confirmations to all trained Peer Writing Tutors and Writing and Academic Mentors who have FYSE assignments. If you have not yet accepted your confirmation, please do so now.

Save the date!

Mandatory Organization Meeting for Writing and Academic Mentors: Wednesday, September 11, 4:30-6:30, CTLR
Mandatory Organization Meeting for Peer Writing Tutors: Thursday, September 12, 4:30-6:30, CTLR
You will receive an email notice of the meeting you must attend in early September.

Peer Writing Tutor/Writing and Academic Mentor 2013-201314 leadership team:

Head Tutor: Emily Colton
Head Mentor: Anna Flinchbaugh
Head Drop-in: Emily Auran

PWT Session #5—Writing and Speaking Across the Disciplines

PWT Session #5—Writing and Speaking Across the Disciplines

Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:30 PM-6:30 PM.

CTLR Library 225
* Tell us the writing expectations and guidelines of your major.
* Get comfortable giving oral presentations.

Who comes to this session?

  • All new PWTS
  • Trained Mentors now training and/or working as PWTs.  (If you are not sure if you are in this category, e-mail me.)
  • Trained PWTS may come to session 4, 5, or 6, or attend the Research workshop with Carrie Macfarlane.  However, if you are planning to attend the Research Workshop, you must definitely commit to attending, and you must have already sent your RSVP to Chelsea Edgar. If you have not done this, place to attend session 5 or 6.


Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval.  E-mail Melanie Haas  for permission.

Session 6: Peer Writing Tutor and Writing and Academic Mentor Training

When: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Where: CTLR

What are we doing?
  • “Working with Multilingual (ESL) Students” ~ Dr. Shawna Shapiro
  • People Who Can Help
  • Complete Future Plans Form
Who needs to come?
  • All new PWTs
  • Trained PWTs who did not come to Session 4, must come this Thursday,  or to Session 6 next week.
  • Trained FYSMs who did not come to Session 4, must come this Thursday, or to Session 6 next week.
Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session.
E-mail Melanie Haas  for prior approval.