Resistance One-On-One: An Undergraduate Peer Tutor’s Perspective

  • Andrew J. Rihn
Keywords: writing center, resistance, coporate model, standardization

Abstract

As an undergraduate peer writing tutor, I have the privilege of working one-on-one with students. By virtue of my placement in an academic “borderland,” I am also able to observe the ways students are served by their institutions, as well as the ways those institutions fail them. As sites for praxis, writing centers become prime locations for resisting standardization and the corporate model of higher education.

Author Biography

Andrew J. Rihn
Andrew Rihn is a student and peer writing tutor at Kent State University - Stark Campus. His poetry has appeared both online and in print, and he has had articles published online in MR Zine, The Dangling Modifier, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.
Published
2009-10-01