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Writing Center Peer Tutor Applications Due by March 8

Contributed by Jaime Warburton on 03/01/19 

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The Writing Center is hiring peer tutors for positions beginning fall 2019! Check out our webpage and FAQ, and read about current peer tutors to familiarize yourself with the Writing Center and being a consultant.

If you are conversational or fluent in a language other than English (including ASL), please make note of that in your resume (Special Skills section) or letter of intent. Applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

Application

 JOB POSTING TITLE Writing Center Peer Tutor

NUMBER OF OPEN POSITIONS Multiple

PAY RATE AND/OR PAY RANGE $11.35

ANTICIPATED START DATE August 27, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE March 8, 2019

WORKING HOURS PER WEEK 10

ANTICIPATED WEEKLY WORK SCHEDULE One night shift 7-10 PM; static weekly schedule TBD

JOB DESCRIPTION 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 space for all

Visiting classes to promote use of the Writing Center

Note: writing tutors do not simply edit student papers; rather, they work in tandem with writers throughout all stages of the writing process during appointments of up to an hour each.

REQUIRED 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 at time of appointment. All majors are welcome, but additional Writing courses beyond the 100-level, especially Argument, are preferred.

Strong commitment to helping other students become more effective writers

Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities conducive to one-on-one conferences, including a friendly, approachable manner; patience; good listening abilities; and a sense of maturity and responsibility

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY https://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/writing/writingcenter/wctutorapp/

Download an application from the above link 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) explaining your qualifications and plans for your prospective work as a Writing Tutor, a résumé, and two expository writing samples, at least one of which must be source-based and include citations. Applications may be turned in at Smiddy 107 or emailed as a single PDF (saved as YOUR NAME_WCAPP_2019) to Professor Jaime Warburton at jwarburton@ithaca.edu. Emailed applications that do not include all materials as a single PDF attachment may not be accepted.

If you have applied for this position before, please make note of that in your letter of intent. 

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.

For additional information, contact Center Director Professor Jaime Warburton at jwarburton@ithaca.edu or drop by the Writing Center in Smiddy 107.

Enrollment in one-credit Writing Center Pedagogy class (block I, WRTG 21800) in fall 2019 is a condition for hire.

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