When Don McAndrew and Tom Reigstad wrote Training Tutors for Writing Conferences, they provided such unique insight into the principles and practices of tutoring that the book was awarded "Best Publication" by the National Writing Centers Association. Now, more than a decade later, the authors have expanded and updated their classic monograph to make it even more useful and reflect new developments in research and theory.
No other book is quite so comprehensive. In addition to providing a thorough review of theory and research, Tutoring Writing offers a rich toolbox of tutoring tips, including:
practical guidelines for tutoring writers who are at various stages of the composing process - including predraft
concrete advice on how to tutor writers in specific settings
suggestions on how to tutor writers who present special challenges and represent diverse populations
time-tested tutoring models that have been developed by world-renowned educators
recommendations for conducting tutorials electronically - including online, fax, and phone
a syllabus for using the book to teach a writing tutor training course.
Tutoring Writing will appeal to anyone who uses writing as a tool for learning, especially in tutor-training courses, undergraduate and graduate level writing courses, and teaching-assistant preparation courses.
Donald McAndrew is a professor of composition and English education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as Director of Graduate Studies in Composition and TESOL.
James Strickland author of Engaging in Learning (2002) and numerous articles on computers and writing teaches English at Slippery Rock University. In addition to teaching first-year college composition courses and graduate courses focusing on the teaching of writing and literature, Jim has offered a popular summer workshop to pre-service and in-service teachers examining the use of computers and the teaching of writing. His many Heinemann books have been valuable resources for elementary, secondary and college teachers interested in assessment and student centered transactional classrooms. From 1988 to 1994 Jim was the editor of English Leadership Quarterly, a publication of the NCTE Conference on English Leadership.
Thomas Reigstad, a professor of English at SUNY College at Buffalo, specializes in writing and Mark Twain studies.