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

Moscow

Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax
englishdept@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho
83844-1102

Becoming A Writing Tutor

Fall Semester 2014
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 2014 application procedure: 

The application deadline is Friday, May 9. To apply, please submit the following to Mary Ann Judge in Commons 323A:

By Friday, May 9, 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.   Early applications are welcome!