The Latest at LARC

The Latest at LARC

The Latest at LARC is our newsletter, new as of Spring 2022!

Spring 2022 Edition

Welcome to our newsletter!

Tutor working with studentsWe hope to have this newsletter out at least once a semester. Archives will also be made available as we go. That said, here is what you need to know!

The LARC is hiring! Check out our Working in the LARC page for more details and application links.

We will be partnering with MESA and the University Library for an end-of-semester Papers, Problems, & PJs Drop-in Tutoring series! Keep an eye on our homepage for more details.

LARC Event Calendar

LARC Hiring Info Sessions are back after two years! Come to one of our sessions - on Zoom or in-person - to learn all about working at the LARC. We will have student staff on hand to share stories about working in the LARC, and to answer your questions about the different positions offered:

Zoom: April 5, 5:00-5:30 pm, Meeting ID: 891 2937 3149

In-person: April 6, 5:00-6:00 pm, in the LARC on the first floor of the Library

Don't miss the return of LARC Out Loud! This spring, in addition to hosting an open mic night, we will be offering space for student artists to share their work! To participate, or just spectate, come to the LARC on the first floor of the Library at 5 pm on April 28th! You can share your poetry, short stories, music, paintings, stand-up comedy, and more. Snacks and coffee will be provided. Performers and participating artists will also receive a gift bag!

 

Ask A Tutor!

Do you have a question for a tutor? You can submit your question to larcdeskw@sonoma.edu, and we will feature it in an upcoming issue. 

Today's Question: What do I do if I can't find an appointment that works for me?

Answer: We now have an appointment request form you can fill out, giving us a couple of times that work well for you. We reach out to the tutors that can help you to see if they can add one of those times for you. Then we will let you know!

*Please note that this is not a guarantee we can make an appointment outside of our tutors' regular shifts, but we will do our best.

Staff Spotlight!

This month, we’d like to celebrate and congratulate a former Writing Center student staff member, Katie Pinkston, who is now the Assistant Director of Tutoring Services at U.C. Davis! We wish her the best of luck in her new position. 

(Katie had this to say about her experience as a Writing Center/LARC employee): 

My time at the SSU Writing Center afforded me innumerable opportunities for professional and personal growth. The positions of Tutor, Lead Tutor, and Assistant Director are some of the best student employee and graduate student assistant experiences the campus has to offer, and they helped me find my passion within higher education. I felt supported in my graduate studies while I was helping to manage student staff, leading daily operations of a learning support department, co-planning a conference for a regional affiliate of the International Writing Centers Association, and making connections that continue to fuel my work. The collaborative philosophy and practice of the Center and its staff has been the anchor of my professional career since, giving me the communication tools and perspective to be a driving force within a successful learning center administrative team.

Katie Pinkston, MA
pronouns: she, her
Assistant Director, Tutoring Services
Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers
University of California, Davis

Where Can You See More?

social media iconsWe have pretty active Social Media channels (@ssularc), so check us out (and follow us!) on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter! We share events, celebrate holidays, offer study and writing tips from our staff, and we feature student staff on our IG Takeover Tuesdays! Here you can follow along on a day-in-the-life of a Tutor, Learning Community Mentor, or Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader!