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Writing Center

UVM Writing Center: Mentor Program

WID Undergraduate Mentor Program

The Writing Center partners with the Writing in the Disciplines Program to provide additional writing support connected to particular courses. The WID Undergraduate Mentor Program attaches experienced undergraduate writing tutors to classes that engage students in disciplinary-based writing.

WID mentors provide additional writing support to students through individual conferences, facilitated peer review, and group or class workshops to help students become more proficient in writing and thinking in the discipline.

WID mentors are also a resource for faculty who want to incorporate writing in their courses more effectively. They can provide insights into students’ experiences with writing assignments and activities, leading to more effective instructional practices.

For more information about the WID Undergraduate Mentor Program contact Sue Dinitz, Writing Center Director (302 Bailey/Howe,, 802.656.7963). As a limited number of mentors are available, priority will be given to instructors who demonstrate commitment to helping students improve as writers and who have participated in professional development around student writing.


Applications are due by November 21st for Spring 2015 courses.

Application Form

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