About PWT and Mentor Programs

Peer Writing Tutors

  • provide evening drop-in tutoring in the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (room 225) in the Davis Family Library and in the five commons
  • assist in college writing courses and writing program courses
  • work with students at every stage of the writing process, and can
  • help with Oral Presentations.
  • Students are invited to become Peer Writing Tutors if they have been nominated for the Ward Prize (for writing the best First-Year paper) or if they have been specifically requested by a faculty member to work with a first-year seminar or a college writing course.New Peer Writing Tutors are paid (B level), and the Writing Program provides them with all the training they need. All new tutors attend six sessions (an organizational meeting and five training sessions). All experienced tutors attend three sessions (an organizational meeting and two training sessions).

To learn more about the program, contact us:

Mary Ellen Bertolini
directs the Peer Writing Tutor Program at Middlebury College, She trains, assigns, evaluates and supervises Peer Writing Tutors.
Director, Writing Center, Middlebury College

Head Peer Writing Tutor approves time, runs evening makeup sessions and assists the Program Director.
Manager of Drop-in Peer Writing Tutors manages, supervises, assigns evening shifts, and assists the Program Director.
Head Mentor helps with makeup sessions manages and supervises mentors, and assists the Program Director.

FYS Mentors for Academics and Writing

  • assist in first-year seminars

The First-Year Seminar Mentor for Academics and Writing serves as a mentor and writing tutor for first-year students, assisting them with writing and oral presentation skills, time and project management, and pre-advising during Banner registration.  The Mentor works with students individually or in groups, either during class time or outside of class, for up to 60 hours over the course of the semester.  The Mentors will be trained, supervised, and paid by CTLR.
Mary Ellen Bertolini  and Yonna McShane train the FYS Mentors for Academics and Writing.


See the Peer Writing Tutor blog for more information, and ask to join our facebooksite.

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