Stetson University

Student Employment

Current Openings

The Writing Center is fully staffed for fall 2014; however, interested students may submit an application and writing sample to be kept on file in the event that a position opens up. Application materials should be submitted to Writing Center Director Maggie Herb via one of the following methods:

Peer Tutor Job Description

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. Our mission is to help students become better writers, not just write better papers. 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.

Qualifications

  • Completion of ENGL 101/109 and the first-year seminar
  • Completion of at least one semester at Stetson University
  • The ability to work at the Writing Center for at least one full academic year

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.

Benefits

Tutors are paid $8.50 per hour and generally work four to six hours per week. While the pay is unfortunately not lucrative, this position 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 resumes in the process!) such as:

  • Working with faculty
  • Delivering workshops
  • Conducting research
  • Attending and presenting at regional and national conferences
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