Become A Writing Tutor
The Writing Center is looking for excellent students with a strong background in writing and an interest in helping other students.
To become a writing tutor, apply to take English 402: Internship in Tutoring Writing. Students in English 402 will learn about techniques and theories involved in tutoring writing, approaching writing as a process, evaluating and responding to drafts, and working with a diversity of student writers. Starting the fourth week of the semester until the last week of class, students also work in the Writing Center for four hours a week as part of the course requirements. After completing English 402, students are eligible to apply for a part-time paid position as a writing tutor.
Enrollment in English 402 is by permission only. Applicants must have completed the first-year writing requirement (English 102), though applications from students in any major are welcome. Priority is given to students of junior or senior standing, and graduate students are also encouraged to apply.
The application deadline for the Spring 2021 course is Monday, October 25, but early applications are welcome. To apply, submit the following to the Writing Center director, Jamaica Ritcher, at email@example.com:
- A letter of interest. Please describe your interest in writing, working with and helping writers, and your relevant skills.
- Two writing samples. Writing samples should be graded work from current or very recent courses.
- The names and email addresses of two faculty members willing to provide a strong recommendation. Note: recommenders do not need to write letters; instead they will be contacted for feedback.
The final step is an interview. To schedule the interview—or to ask questions about the class or application process—contact Jamaica Ritcher by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (208-885-4300), or stop by and ask for her in the Writing Center, located on the third floor of the ISUB.