INFORMATION FOR FACULTY REQUESTING WRITING TUTORS
I am pleased to announce that the writing tutor program has received a major gift from Bradley and Melissa Meyer, parents of Jacob Meyer '01. More than 100 writing tutors work each year in courses across the curriculum, in the Writing Workshop, and in the Writing Mentor programs.
TO REQUEST A WRITING TUTOR FOR YOUR COURSE
If you would like tutors to work with your students, please complete the Request for a Course Tutor form. For more information, please contact Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or Meg Furniss Weisberg, Interim Director of Academic Writing, at email@example.com.
THE COURSE TUTOR'S JOB
Writing tutors help students organize and edit their papers. Typically a tutor comments on papers-in-progress and meets with students to discuss revisions. In large courses, the tutor may work in a small, writing-intensive section. You are welcome to adjust your tutor's duties to suit the design of your course. Please note, however, that a tutor cannot grade papers.
SELECTION OF TUTORS
You may select your own tutor or ask me to find someone for you. Each spring a large number of students apply to work as tutors and go through a lengthy selection process. Some of these applicants may be qualified for your position.
It is best if the tutor has previously worked with you and knows the subject matter of your course. If you have a candidate in mind, please tell me now so that we can hire the student immediately.
Generally a tutor should work with no more than 20 students. Please feel free to request several tutors.
TUTOR TRAINING AND COMPENSATION
Writing tutors are trained in the Ford Teaching Seminar (ENGL491 or 492), a semester-long course offering advice about teaching and academic writing. The tutor's compensation includes 1/2 credit in the Writing Certificate and a stipend of $500.
I would love to talk with you about your course, and I look forward to working with you.
Meg Furniss Weisberg
Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Interim Director of Academic Writing
The Writing Tutor program is supported by grants from the Freeman Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the New York Community Trust.