"So You're a Tutor, Right?"
Various people frequently raise one question to me in reference to my job at the Webster University Writing Center: "What do you do?" My response, "I'm a writing coach." A moment of uncomfortable silence ensues and then I'm usually met with a look of confusion, followed by an often insincere and forced expression of understanding. They then say, "So, you're a tutor, right?" Not exactly, but I often find myself complying for the safety of not having to explain myself. The time does arise, though, for all things to be revealed