The University Writing Center (UWC)
Become a Tutor
Tutors must be highly proficient in a subject to share their knowledge and skills as well as to provide coaching and mentoring to students, and to demonstrate leadership in a learning community.
Application for Writing Center Tutors
Job Description: Writing Center tutors will approach writing as a process, and will help writers to work on the cognitive issues of focus, tone, organization, and development before dealing with other paper issues.
Tutors should be people who really want to listen to their peers in order to help them develop ideas in a way that will effectively communicate purpose. Tutors will help to reinforce the ongoing learning process through vibrant discussions of student writing.
Requirements for Application:
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student status with a GPA of 3.0.
- A writing sample. The writing sample should be a paper that you have written for another class that you feel good about; it should not be a piece of creative writing, but rather a formal essay.
- A letter of application. This letter should address why you want to tutor and should also introduce your writing sample.
- A completed application form.
- Good oral communication skills and a positive attitude about helping other people.
- A strong ethical character and a sense of responsibility.
- Tutor students in the process of becoming independent writers
- Write conference summary forms clearly and concisely, and file in accordance with UWC procedures.
- Attend training sessions and seminars. (This will require you to read materials about tutoring and to participate in professional development and training in tutoring.)
- Punctuality and reliability in attendance in a workplace.
- Flexibility and willingness to perform other assigned tasks.