Working with my V-Pod I gained some helpful insight into different tutoring ideologies and approaches to different kinds of conferences. It seemed we all had the same concern of finding the balance between being too direct with our writers and trying to let them come to their own conclusions. For each of us, we had different standards for the discretion we exercised with our writers. Regardless of our individual standards, we all felt we had the same goal of aspiring, as tutors, to help our writers come to their own conclusions and be “primers” for the information they already knew. This would help us guide them in putting the own information they already had together, rather than a steamrolling of “well I think this is a good idea”.