My experience as a tutor in the Writing Center has changed my ideas about writing and learning. I have not only had the chance to help others, but I have had the opportunity to learn from them, too. Working at the Writing Center has allowed me to gain the confidence I need in writing, learning, teaching, and life.
~Jenna Leeds

For more information, please contact the director: 

Mary Ann Judge
Phone: (208) 885-4300
Office: Idaho Commons #323A
Email: Mary Ann Judge

Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Becoming A Writing Tutor

Fall Semester 2015
English 402: Internship in Tutoring Writing
TR 3:30-4:45 p.m.

The Writing Center is looking for excellent students with a strong background in writing and an interest in helping students. To become a writing tutor, students must first enroll in English 402: Internship in Tutoring Writing; students enroll in the Internship in Tutoring Writing by permission only. The minimum qualifications are completion of the first-year writing requirement (English 102) and a minimum GPA of 3.3. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

If admitted, students enroll in a three-credit course. Beginning the fourth week of the semester and continuing through the last week of class, students also work in the Writing Center for five hours a week as part of the course requirements. After completing English 402, students are eligible for a part-time paid position as a writing tutor.

The application deadline for Fall Semester 2015 is Friday, May 15.  Early applications are welcome, though. To apply, please submit the following to Mary Ann Judge in Commons 323A:

  • A letter of interest
  • Two writing samples (graded preferably)
  • The names of two faculty members willing to provide a strong recommendation

The final step is an interview. To schedule an appointment, contact Mary Ann Judge, 885-4300.