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Become a Writing Center Peer Tutor

Duties

Writing Center peer tutors work one-on-one with students on all four Motlow campuses. Tutors assist students with writing at any level, in any discipline, and at any stage in the writing process. Whether they are helping students to understand an assignment, conduct research, make a revision plan, review grammar rules, or master a documentation style (MLA, APA, etc.), tutors will help students to develop the skills necessary for successful academic writing.

Other duties include presenting informational classroom visits, maintaining tutoring records, and contributing to the Writing Center's bank of online resources.

Most tutors work 6 hours per week and are expected to attend periodic staff meetings throughout the semester.

Application Process

Hiring for the Writing Center is cyclical and interested students may apply at any time using the common application for all peer tutors. You will need to provide basic information like employment history and references. You will also need to supply the name/contact info of a Motlow faculty member willing to recommend you (ask first!)

In the final portion of the application, you will be asked to upload documents. You need not upload a resume or cover letter. You do need to upload:

  1. a 2-10 page writing sample (an essay you’ve written for any class!)
  2. an unofficial copy of your transcript

Peer tutors will be selected based on their performance in English 1010/1020, instructor recommendations, and an evaluation of the short writing sample. Those accepted will participate in mandatory paid training before beginning to tutor.

Requirements

  • Have a grade of B or higher in English 1010 and/or 1020
  • Possess excellent writing skills
  • Be patient, work well with other students, and be continuously willing to learn from your tutoring experiences.

Typically, students apply early in the Spring semester. Completed applications are due before Spring Break. The application includes some basic information (i.e. your A#), a 2-10 page writing sample, an unofficial copy of your transcript, and a faculty recommendation emailed to writingcenter@mscc.edu (you can email your recommender a link to the guidelines below). The completed application materials can be handed in to the Coordinator via email at writingcenter@mscc.edu.

Peer tutors will be selected based on their performance in English 1010/1020, instructor recommendations, and an evaluation of the short writing sample. Selected applicants will be interviewed before the end of the Spring semester. Those accepted will participate in mandatory paid training before beginning to tutor in the following Fall semester.

Complete and submit the following to writingcenter@mscc.edu or via inter-campus mail addressed to Jenna Caviezel, Writing Center Coordinator, Smyrna campus

Requirements

  • Have a grade of B or higher in English 1010 and/or 1020
  • Possess excellent writing skills
  • Be patient, work well with other students, and be continuously willing to learn from your tutoring experiences.