Spring 2014 openings:
The Writing Center will likely be hiring 1 or 2 tutors to join our staff in Spring of 2014. Interested students may fill out an application. Applications should be submitted to Maggie Herb, Writing Center Director, either electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person (Library, room 140). After applications are reviewed, selected candidates will be invited to interview. Students who interview successfully may be invited to join the Writing Center staff.
About the job:
As a peer tutor in the Writing Center, your main responsibility is to talk to fellow students about their writing. You are not an editor or a proofreader; instead you are a guide, a coach, a sounding board and, at times, a teacher. As a writing center, our mission is to help students become better writers, not just write better papers, and as a tutor, you are instrumental in helping us achieve this goal!
In addition to working with students, Writing Center tutors are also expected to regularly attend staff meetings, create and design tutoring materials, visit classes to talk about Writing Center services, deliver writing workshops, and help make day-to-day and long-term decisions about the operations of the center.
- Completion of English 101/109 and FSEM
- Completion of at least one semester at Stetson
- The ability to work at the Writing Center for at least one full academic year
Note: While applicants should be strong writers, the best tutors are not necessarily individuals with impeccable grammar and a total mastery of form. The best tutors are often students who have faced their own struggles with writing and worked to overcome them. A good tutor is someone who is empathetic, personable, flexible, open-minded, and curious. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to submit an application!
Tutors are paid 8.50/hour and generally work between 4-6 hours/week. While the pay is unfortunately not lucrative, this is a position that has benefits that other campus jobs do not.
In addition to tutoring, tutors have many other opportunities to develop a variety of professional skills (bulking up their CVs in the process!) such as
- Working with faculty
- Delivering workshops
- Conducting research
- Attending and presenting at regional and national conferences