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Becoming A Tutor

Interested in working with us? Successful writing tutors are flexible, friendly, and enthusiastic about the writing process. They have good people skills and are willing to work with writers at all levels, from those struggling with basic sentence structure to those needing help organizing complex seminar papers. In addition to earning a stipend, our tutors gain invaluable professional experience in writing and editing and develop crucial skills in interpersonal communication and leadership. We encourage students from all academic disciplines to apply.

Even if we do not have positions available at the time of your application, we will keep your application on file for future semesters. Second semester freshmen are welcome to apply in advance for employment next fall. 

Job Requirements

  1. Tutors must have completed their freshman year and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Tutors must be able to commit to ten regular hours of tutoring per week. Hours must be flexible to ensure fairness to all employees.
  3. Tutors must attend and successfully complete a training workshop at the beginning of each semester of their employment.

Application Procedure

  1. Send a cover letter and resume or CV to jrowe [at] We accept Word or PDF documents. 
  2. In your cover letter, please name at least ONE faculty reference who would be willing to speak to your writing ability and interpersonal skills. Note: Faculty references do not need to write a letter on your behalf. They should just be willing to speak to your qualifications if asked.
  3. In your cover letter, please detail your qualifications for the job based on the above descriptions and requirements.

Additional questions? Contact the Writing Center at jrowe [at]