Tutor Resources

We have created a Blackboard Community group for tutors to use to share information, develop professionally, and stay connected with the larger college community. 

  1. Log in to your MyMC page and click on the Blackboard icon in the upper-right corner.
  2. Click on the “Community” tab in the upper-right corner of the Blackboard main page.
  3. In the “Organization Search” box in the upper-left corner, type in “WRLC Tutors.”
  4. The Browse Organization Catalog page appears. You should see the community listed under “Organization ID.”
  5. Click the small, gray chevron button to the right of the Organization Name.
  6. Click “Enroll” on the menu that appears.
  7. The Self Enrollment page appears.
  8. Confirm that you are enrolling in “WRLC Tutors,” then click “Submit.”

More detailed instructions will be available in the tutoring room (HU 006) on the Announcements Board. We encourage you to use the tutoring room computers to enroll if you think you will need assistance navigating Blackboard.

For tutors who wish to develop their tutoring pedagogy and skill set, the Rockville WRL Center recommends the following books, articles, and handouts. All of these materials are available in the HU 006 Tutoring Room, and we encourage you to read them during downtime in your tutoring shift. If you have suggestions for future additions to the collection, especially Disciplinary & Assignment-Specific Tutoring Tools (DATTs), please contact Vanessa Nakoski. Discussion of these materials can be found in the WRL Center Tutor Blackboard Community.

Tutoring Pedagogy
Tutoring Pedagogy
TitleTitle Author
Beyond the Red Ink: Students Talk About Teacher’s Comments  DVD
Creating Classrooms Where Teachers Love to Teach and Students Love to Learn Bob Sornson

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

Alison Cook-Sather
Catherine Bovill
Peter Felten
ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors* Shanti Bruce
Ben Rafoth
One on One with Second Language Writers: A Guide for Writing Tutors, Teachers, and Consultants* Dudley Reynolds

Practical Argument: Resources for Teaching 

Courtney Novosat
Jeffrey Osbourne
Cara Snider

Students’ Right to Their Own Language: A Critical Sourcebook

Staci Perryman-Clark
David E. Kirkland
Austin Jackson

The St. Martin’s Sourcebook for Writing Tutors

Christina Murphy
Steve Sherwood
A Tutor’s Guide: Helping Writers One to One Ben Rafoth

Writing Center Theory & Practice
Writing Center Theory & Practice
TitleTitle Author
Researching the Writing Center: Towards an Evidence-Based Practice Rebecca Day Babcock
Terese Thonus

Serving Special Populations
Serving Special Populations
Title Author
Disability and the Teaching of Writing: A Critical Sourcebook  Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson
Brenda Jo Brueggemann
 Tell Me How It Reads: Tutoring Deaf and Hearing Students in the Writing Center  Rebecca Day Babcock

TESOL
TESOL
Title
Author
Bilingualism in Schools and Society: Language, Identity, and Policy  Sarah J. Shin
ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors*  Shanti Bruce
Ben Rafoth
One on One with Second Language Writers: A Guide for Writing Tutors, Teachers, and Consultants*  Dudley Reynolds
Practical English Language Teaching  David Nunan
Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms  Hossein Nassaji
Sandra Fotos

Teaching Reading
Teaching Reading
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A Short Course in Teaching Reading: Practical Techniques for Building Reading Power  Beatrice Mikulecky
Teaching Developmental Reading: Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Background Readings  Sonya Armstrong
Normal Stahl 
Hunter Boylan 

 

Teaching Rhetoric
Teaching Rhetoric
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Teaching Argument in the Composition Course  Timothy Barnett
   
   
   

Writing Across Disciplines
Writing Across Disciplines 
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Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum Art Young
Biology: Lab Reports (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)   DATT
Biology: Scientific Article Review (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)   DATT 
Chemistry: Citations (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)   DATT 
Chemistry: Lab Reports (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)   DATT
English: Argument Essays in ENGL 101 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)   DATT
Library: Library Services (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)   DATT


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