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From Tutoring to Teaching: Advice I Should Have Taken and Connections I Should Have Made

Landon Kyle Berry


This article reflects on the author’s transition from communication center tutor to writing studies teacher. In particular, it discusses the author’s failure to apply an essential tutoring best practice–avoiding the scattershot approach–to teaching, and its consequential disaster. By examining this practice in transition (and in non-transition), this article makes the argument that being mindful of transferring tutoring best practices into the world of teaching supports student learning and teacher sanity.


teaching; tutoring; scattershot approach; transfer; writing; writing studies; communication center studies

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