So this is officially my last new tutor blog entry. Yesterday I had both my first day at the Richardson Library Outpost and my exit interview to go over my portfolio.
The outpost was definitely a new experience. I admittedly rarely ever go to the library unless it is absolutely necessary. I don’t know why. I don’t really have anything against the library except for the strange church-like quiet that seems to be required of the space. I’m all about respecting books and reading them, but there is something about the library that has kept me away.
Needless to say, I was a little skeptical about working out the outpost, but it turned out to be quite fine. I even had a student stop by looking for help. It felt a little strange to be giving a tutorial in such small and quiet a space, but I quickly got over that and realize the outpost was really no different from the writing center. I only had to make a little more effort to make sure the schedule lined up properly, but other than that I went through the student’s writing and answered his questions just like I would have if we were in Lincoln Park.
I think the outpost is a great way to help students on a walk-in basis and even spread the word about the writing center a little more to students in need. I look forward to the remainder of my time there.