Sherran Clarence is a teaching and learning specialist at UWC with a special interest in tutors and tutoring development. She is also the current coordinator of the UWC Writing Centre. She has a background in Political Studies and Women’s Studies, and more recently in Higher Education Studies. She has tutored on and coordinated academic literacy and development modules in the Humanities, Sciences and Commerce at UKZN. She is currently completing her PhD in higher education at Rhodes University, which is focused on theorising teaching and learning practices in academic disciplines. Her research interests include the sociology of knowledge and pedagogic practice, tutor development and support, writing centre theory and practice, academic writing in higher education and Legitimation Code Theory.