This manual contains a world of information about what we do, your role as a tutor and much, much more.
Tips on making it through your first workshop without any tears (of your own).
Tips on drawing out your students' creativity.
Tips on how to help your students with their editing.
Tips on how to work with disruptive students.
Tips on how to bring a disengaged student back to their story.
Tips to help with the technical side of writing.
Tips on all those things you don't need to worry about during a workshop.
Tips to help you maintain physical boundaries with students.
Tips on working with larger groups of students.
There are pros and cons to being a young volunteer, much closer in age to the students you're working with. Here are some strategies to help you along the way.
As a volunteer at a non-profit organisation, you have numerous rights.
Details the standards of behaviour expected of all Sydney Story Factory staff and volunteers.
Provides a guide for staff and volunteers on how to behave with the young people who participate in our programs.
Signed by all volunteers outlining their responsibilities and obligations to the Sydney Story Factory.
These notes have been provided by Catherine Nash of All About Writers, and accompany her Fundamentals of Writing professional development session.
Notes from the Engaging Disengaged Students professional development with Catherine Nash.
The incredible George Saunders gives a detailed and hilarious account of his time in a writing program, with some super useful tips on working with students.