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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 667 - Seminar for Tutors

3 Credit(s)

This course teaches graduate students to tutor undergraduate students who are taking Freshman English 101 and 102 at UMass Boston. It features readings, writing, and discussion on the theoretical and practical issues one encounters in working as a composition tutor. Tutors learn to apply research about tutoring to the specific context of the undergraduate classroom, learning not only about tutoring goals and practices, but also about the UMass Boston Freshman English program’s philosophy and the UMass Boston undergraduate experience. This knowledge provides a foundation for further teaching at UMass Boston. All elements of the course combine to provide an intellectual framework for articulation and synthesis of, as well as reflection on, what is learned in the work experience of the tutor.