Writing Center

Becoming a Writing Tutor

POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR WRITING TUTORS

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Tutoring a wide range of students, including international and graduate students, from across the college, approximately 10 hours a week, to help them gain independence as writers
  • Maintain the Writing Center as a welcoming space for all
  • Visiting classes to promote use of the Writing Center

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Solid academic standing and strong writing abilities, particularly in expository genres
  • Successful completion of Academic Writing I, Inquiry, Research, and Writing Across the Disciplines, Introduction to the Essay, or Ithaca Seminar in Writing; sophomore standing. Students need not be majors or minors, but additional writing courses beyond the 100-level, especially Argument, are preferred.
  • Strong commitment to helping other students become more effective writers
  • Personal qualities conducive to one-on-one conferences, including a friendly, approachable manner; patience; good listening abilities; and a sense of maturity and responsibility

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Writing Center will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2016 semester on Monday, February 14. All applications must be turned in to the Writing Center by 5 pm on March 21.

Pick up an application in the Writing Center (Smiddy 107) or download it from Documents at your left. A completed application will include a detailed letter of intent, a résumé, and two expository writing samples, preferably with sources. Applications may be turned in at Smiddy 107 or emailed to Professor Thomas Girshin at tgirshin@ithaca.edu. The strongest candidates will then be asked to complete a series of exercises and to schedule an interview.

New tutors will be required to take a 1-credit peer tutoring course during their first semester of tutoring.

For additional information, contact:

Tom Girshin, Smiddy 425, 274-3516, tgirshin@ithaca.edu

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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