This paper will be a first person account of your memories of your developing literacy. It should be one to two pages long, or it could be longer if you get into it. Think about events in your life that turned out to be key experiences in literacy for you. Think about such things as:
Organize the experiences you have picked out into a coherent narrative about your developing literacy. You should develop two perspectives: a "then" perspective which represents your attitudes at that time in the past and a "now" perspective which analyzes and interprets your past experiences from the point of view you have after reading the tutor-training manual and tutoring some students.
Were there experiences that had a negative effect on your confidence or your interest in reading and writing? Do you think some of your tutees have had similar experiences?