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The Writing Center is Hiring Peer Tutors

Contributed by Jaime Warburton on 02/20/20 

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 The Writing Center is accepting applications for peer tutors; positions to begin August 2020. 

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 accepting applications. Positions will begin August 2020. Applications are due by midnight March 9th, 2020.

Download an application, find our posting on the Student Employment site (keyword tutor or writing center, Job # SE1000502RR), or pick up an application form 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

https://www.ithaca.edu/academics/writing-center/becoming-writing-tutor

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