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Writing Center Peer Tutor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY: Visit to download an application or pick one up in the Writing Center (Smiddy 107). A completed application will include a detailed letter of intent, a résumé, and two expository writing samples, at least one of which should be source-based and include citations. Applications may be turned in at Smiddy 107 or emailed to Professor Jaime Warburton at 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 Writing Center Pedagogy course during their first semester of tutoring.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Job # SE1000069RR
Job Title Writing Center Peer Tutor
Job Category On Campus - Both work study and non work study eligible
Department Writing
Department Location Smiddy Hall
FLSA Non-Exempt
Student Level Technical Services Assistant B
Hourly Rate $10.55/hour
Hours per week varies
Anticipated Work Schedule
Duties and 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 space for all
Visiting classes to promote use of the Writing Center

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. 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

Job Posting Date 01/05/2018
Application Deadline/Close Date 03/15/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date 08/27/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019
Number of Vacancies multiple
Contact Person Jaime Warburton
Contact Email

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