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
  • Maintaining the Writing Center as a welcoming and inclusive 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 either Academic Writing I; Inquiry, Research, and Writing Across the Disciplines; Introduction to the Essay; or Ithaca Seminar in Writing
  • Completion of additional writing courses beyond the 100-level, especially Argument, strongly preferred
  • Sophomore standing at time of appointment
  • Commitment to helping others become more effective writers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Personal qualities conducive to one-on-one conferences, such as a friendly, approachable manner; patience; good listening abilities; and a sense of maturity and responsibility

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Writing Center now closed to applications.

Download an application or pick one up in the Writing Center (Smiddy 107). A completed application will include a detailed letter of intent (otherwise known as a cover letter or personal statement), a résumé, and two expository writing samples, at least one of which must be source-based and include citations. If you are conversational or fluent in a language other than English (including ASL), please make note in your resume (Special Skills section) and/or letter of intent. Applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Applications may be turned in at Smiddy 107 or emailed as a single PDF to Professor Jaime Warburton at jwarburton@ithaca.edu. If you are applying via email, each piece of the application should be combined so that you are attaching one, singular PDF only -- not several individual attachments. 

The strongest candidates will be asked to complete a series of second-round exercises. The strongest of the second-round candidates will be asked to schedule an interview, which is the last step in the hiring process.

New tutors are required to take WRTG 21800, a Block I, 1-credit Writing Center Pedagogy course, before or during their first semester of tutoring.

For additional information, contact Center Director Professor Jaime Warburton at jwarburton@ithaca.edu