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Alisha’s Reflection Alisha Pinto December 15, 2021 This semester was an overall challenging time for me. I started off the year with being a student leader, a new commuter, and an 11:07 improv cast member, along with being a student. I did not think much of adding tutoring to that equation until it got unhealthy […]

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Harsimran’s Reflection Harsimran Kaur December 14, 2021 Trinity Western University (TWU) has been an integrated part of my life for the past two years. I was a teacher by profession in India. In Canada, I was craving to fulfil my desire to guide and teach students. I was not aware of the fact that TWU […]

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The Importance of Outlines Meg Armour December 9, 2021 Prior to starting at the Writing Centre, I was unaware of how beneficial and important the outline is to the success of essay writing. Through working with students who all have different styles of learning and planning, I began to understand the essential nature of having […]

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The Writing Tutor’s Role Amanda Fischer December 14, 2021 This semester was my first at the writing centre, and I learned a lot from this experience in several ways. Specifically, I want to focus on the writing tutor’s role. For me, coming from a background as an independent ESL tutor/teacher, I already had a grasp […]

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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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