Nathalie Virgintino’s entry in the Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project

virgintino_nathalie_photo_cropped1-239x299DA student Nathalie Virgintino has recently published an entry in a research blog sponsored by the University of Wisconsin.

Her blog post is here.

Here’s a little snippet out of the writing. Follow the link and read more!


As a doctoral fellow interested in writing studies, this past semester (Spring 2014), I took a graduate seminar titled Critical Issues in the Teaching of Writing: Histories, Theories and Practices of Writing Centers and one-to-One Teaching taught by Dr. Anne Ellen Geller at St John’s University in New York. From the moment she told me about the Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project, I thought of Concordia College – NY, my alma mater, as a perfect place to gather research to add to the PWTARP. The Writing Center at Concordia College is a small one, but it’s one of the spaces on campus that is always bustling with dialogue and full of learning. When I heard about the PWTARP, I began to think about how much my experience as a peer tutor impacted me as a graduate student, as an instructor and in daily life. My experience as a writing center peer tutor gave me confidence as a student while learning to work collaboratively and listen carefully to others. I learned these skills in the small writing center at Concordia, which serves a small Lutheran, liberal arts college.


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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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