Interested in becoming a tutor?
The Writing Center is always looking to grow its diverse, friendly, and welcoming staff; we also seek to hire students with potential and a willingness to learn more and help others. We recommend making an appointment for your own writing to experience tutoring from the writer’s side of the table, which is a great way to see the process firsthand.
What are the benefits of becoming a Writing Center tutor?
You will become a stronger writer as you assist others.
The job offers flexible hours and shows future employers your excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
You will become part of a Writing Center community since tutors care about helping their peers express their ideas.
How to become a Writing Center tutor:
- To be eligible to become a tutor, you must:
- Have passed English 106 with a B or higher at the start of the training course.
- Apply in Workday when the position opens, usually in late fall.
- Successfully complete an interview with the Writing Center.
After you have completed the hiring process, your training begins; you will complete the spring course ENGL 490: Writing Center Practicum. In the subsequent fall semester, you will take a one-credit course, ENGL 480: Practicum/Field Work in English. These classes provide the skills you need to be an effective writing tutor.
If you are already at 18 credit hours when you register for either required class, you will not pay the overload fee for it. Newly hired tutors usually begin tutoring midway during the semester of the training course. Students must successfully complete the courses to remain eligible to tutor in future semesters.
Want more information about becoming a Writing Center tutor?
Drop-in during walk-in hours and chat with a current Writing Center tutor about their job experience; you can also reach out to the Writing Center for more information.