In this article, an English education professor, a university writing center administrator, and a recent graduate of an undergraduate English education program discuss the role peer tutoring might play in enhancing the education of preservice teachers of writing. The authors argue that by providing additional, authentic field experiences which reflect constructivist, student-centered philosophies often adhered to in English education programs, university peer tutoring can provide undergraduate students with authentic experience in learning collaboratively, developing rapport with students, and conducting student-centered, one-to-one writing conferences.
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Alsup, Janet; Conard-Salvo, Tammy S.; and Peters, Scott J., "Tutoring is Real: The Benefits of the Peer Tutor Experience for Future English Educators" (2008). Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Publications. Paper 1.