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.
For more information, please contact the director:
Mary Ann Judge
Phone: (208) 885-4300
Office: Idaho Commons #323A
Email: Mary Ann Judge
Becoming A Writing Tutor
English 402: Internship in Tutoring Writing (CRN: 21206)
TR 3:30-4:45 p.m.
The Writing Center is looking for excellent students with a strong background in writing and the ability to work well with other 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. Preference is given to juniors and seniors.
If admitted, students enroll in a three-credit course (with reading and writing requirements) that meets 150 minutes a week, as does any 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.
Wondering if it's worth your effort to apply? See what your fellow students say about the "tutor experience."
Fall 2013 application procedure: By Wednesday, May 1, submit the following to either the English office (Brink 200) or Commons 323A:
- A letter of interest
- Two graded writing samples
- The names of two faculty members willing to provide a strong recommendation
The final step is an interview where we look for strong interpersonal skills. To schedule an appointment, contact Mary Ann Judge, 885-4300, Commons 323A.