"As a writing and subject peer tutor at Lawrence University, I developed real friendships with the students I tutored. Often, they felt comfortable coming back to me throughout all stages of the writing process from idea generation to outlining to final edits. My most important strategy to create this relationship was to be a friend and not a lecturer. I never wanted the students I tutored to feel helpless because I had "figured out" academic writing. The service I offer is to be an active listen"