James M. Henry

Dr. Henry and Dr. Bacchilega are transforming a tutoring effort into a mentoring program to help students with low English placement test scores to improve their writing. Upper class and graduate mentors will help their protégés understand how writing for college studies differs from writing in high school, the expectations of college faculty, and how to write for a variety of academic disciplines. By equipping the mentors to help students understand the “college culture” as well as the mechanics of composition, Dr. Henry and Dr. Bacchilega hope to improve the retention rate of at-risk freshmen.