monthly archives: December 2021

Nina Volzhanina Nina is from Ontario and grew up in a multicultural pocket. She completed her BA in Psychology, Business, and Human Resources and is currently pursuing her MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Prior to becoming a student at Trinity Western University, Nina spent 2.5 years in South Korea teaching […]

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Rebecca’s Reflection Rebecca Tamblyn December 14, 2021 During my writing center sessions this semester, I was struck with a new appreciation for being in-person with others, both tutees and coworkers. I was surprised by the beneficial impact of connecting with students during sessions after having a year of distance from others while working for the […]

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Carmen’s Reflection Carmen Yanes December 14, 2021 This semester, I got to experience in-person sessions as a writing tutor in the Writing Centre. I have been a writing tutor for a year now, but I was only able to work in-person this fall. The idea of helping students outside of the screen was slightly intimidating […]

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The Partial Move Back to Normal Sarah Sandhu December 13, 2021 This semester Trinity tried to move back to in-person and after a year living through Zoom boxes, this came as a big adjustment. Of course, we didn’t travel back to 2019, but we tried to balance our world. Masks were still mandatory, online sessions […]

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Hannah’s Reflection Hannah Powell December 13, 2021 As this was my first semester as a writing tutor, I do not have a lot of experience to compare this semester to. One of the major takeaways was how supportive the team was. As I am a graduate student in counselling psychology at TWU, my schedule is […]

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Benjamin’s Reflection Bejamin Zubaly November 28, 2021 During this semester working at the Writing Centre, I learned so much more than I thought I would. Through participation with the students I was working with, I picked up on new techniques, tips, and tricks for becoming a better writer and systematizing my own writing process; I […]

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Micah’s Reflection Micah Morgan December 11, 2020 Very often, growing up, I thought that I was a terrible writer. Most of the reason that drove this belief was my speed.  I always have tended to write very slowly, and because of this I dreaded any assignment that involved me writing even a paragraph. Indeed, even […]

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Caleb’s Reflection Caleb Nelson December 11, 2020 This semester as a Writing Tutor was especially difficult because of the pandemic. Many students were incredibly anxious because of feelings of isolation and confusion, since they did not have the same type of access to classrooms and their professors. Because of technological issues, sometimes it was unusually […]

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Sarah’s Reflection Sarah Looby December 11, 2020 Stepping into this role as a writing tutor taught me so much about my own writing and the challenges that all writers face.  The online aspect to the appointments limits personal connection, which can be difficult at times, but also, helps focus the sessions.  I found that this job allowed me to be flexible […]

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Carmen’s Reflection Carmen Yanes December 11, 2020 My first semester as a writing tutor has been fun and insightful. Growing up, I always liked learning English grammar and writing essays and book reviews. In university, I have an opportunity to help others with their academic writing. As an international student, I helped other international students to recognize their achievements as […]

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