Mutual Growing: How Student Experience can Shape Writing Centers

  • Katrin Girgensohn European University Viadrina


This article claims that working with peer tutors in a writing center can be very valuable for the center’s development, if the director and tutors work together according to crucial principles in writing center pedagogy. Based on the example of the writing center at European University Viadrina, this article shows how the ideas of autonomy and collaboration for both writing support and writing center leadership led to the writing center’s growth.

Author Biography

Katrin Girgensohn, European University Viadrina
Writing Center Academic Director