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Becoming A Writing Tutor

Spring Semester 2020

English 402: Internship in Tutoring Writing

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, students must enroll in English 402: Internship in Tutoring Writing; students enroll in 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.

From 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.

The application deadline for Fall Semester 2019 is Friday, December 13. Early applications are welcome, however! To apply, submit the following to either the English office (Brink 200) or Jamaica Ritcher 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 Jamaica Ritcher, 208-885-4300, Writing Center, third floor of the Idaho Commons.

Writing Center

Physical Address:
Idaho Commons
Third Floor
Room 323

Phone: 208-885-6644


Web: Writing Center