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 Writing Tutors form and send it to me as soon as possible: Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs, agreene@wesleyan.edu.


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 one course credit in English and a stipend of $400.

 

I would love to talk with you about your course, and I look forward to working with you.

 

Anne Greene
Director of Writing Programs
Downey House, Room 207
294 High Street
860-685-3604
agreene@wesleyan.edu

 

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.