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The Writing Centre Peer Tutors are CapU students with strong writing and communication skills who are closely mentored by the Writing Centre convenor and other English instructors in order to help CapU students with aspects of the writing process.

Students in classroom talking

The Peer Tutors are happy to give you feedback on your writing assignments, and if they encounter a question they cannot answer, they will refer you to additional resources and to the Writing Centre instructors.

We encourage students to work with our Peer Tutors in addition to the Writing Centre instructors' services.

Peer Tutors Spring 2023 Zoom schedule*

Download the Peer Tutor schedule - Spring 2023 (pdf) for dates and times.

Join Zoom Session

All sessions are first come, first served. No appointment necessary. Students must have a CapU email and student ID.

When other students are waiting, meetings will not exceed 20 minutes. Please be prepared to stay in the waiting room until it is your turn and the instructor lets you in.

So that all CapU students can take advantage of this support, please don't expect to have more than two Zoom consultations per week.

The Writing Centre Peer Tutors are strong students who are still in the process of learning at CapU, and their collaborations with the Writing Centre convenor and other English instructors enhance their professional development and their growth as tutors.

Some of these collaborations include:

  • co-facilitating a workshop on navigating remote learning with the Writing Centre convenor;
  • helping to organize Student Recharge, an event that combined writing and research support with recreation to help students recharge during the busiest time of the term;
  • participating in "Writing and Research Rescue" events along with English instructors and librarians to support students on their end-of-term papers; and
  • attending Transformative Inclusivity, a Canadian Writing Centres Association conference, and brainstorming with the Writing Centre faculty about ways to promote equity and inclusion through our writing support at CapU.

*The peer tutors also occasionally provide in-person Writing Centre support with the English instructors, during blocks when the faculty are performing other university service.

Become a Peer Tutor

CapU students interested in becoming Writing Centre Peer Tutor can find out more at Peer Mentorship.

Contact

Have questions?

Writing Centre


604 984 4956 , ext. 4956
Library Building, room LB126
writingcentre@capilanou.ca