BECOME A WRITING TUTOR, MENTOR OR FELLOW
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Writing tutors and mentors are hired by Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg, Interim Director of Student Writing. In selecting tutors we look for people who are interested in writing and in writers' struggles. We favor applicants who have strong academic records, though we do hire people whose records show ups and downs. Some applicants will be hired because they know the subject matter of a course where a writing tutor is needed. Students may apply beginning in the second semester of their first year, although preference is given to older students. We need to match your background and abilities to the requirements of the jobs available.
Before you apply, please be sure you will be able to accept a job if we should offer you one; if your schedule is so tight that you can only work at a particular time, or in a particular position, please indicate this clearly on your application. Tutors are usually hired at the end of the spring semester to work the following academic year.
COMPENSATION FOR WRITING TUTORS
$500 stipend and 1/2 course credit in the Writing Certificate.
Please note that according to university regulations, you may count only two credits from writing tutor or teaching apprentice work towards your 32 credits required for graduation.
THE FORD TEACHING SEMINAR
All writing tutors and mentors participate in the Ford Teaching Seminar, a weekly or biweekly (for veteran tutors) check-in to discuss best tutoring practices that meets Tuesdays or Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. New tutors also receive intensive training at the beginning of the semester.
TO APPLY FOR A TUTORING POSITION
APPLYING IN THE SPRING:
The main hiring period for writing tutors is in the spring semester. We hire tutors and mentors then to work in the fall or spring semester of the next academic year.
To apply in the spring semester for Writing Tutor, Writing Mentor, and Course Tutor positions in the following academic year:
Deadline for 2016-2017 writing tutor applications: April 4th
- Print and fill out the tutor application form, which is available here. Be sure to include your transcript (from your E-Portfolio or a copy from the registrar). Write in the names of course instructors where they are not listed on the transcript. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Return the completed application to Downey House Room 103. Applications are due April 4th at 5 p.m.
- We will contact you within a week if we would like to offer you an interview.
APPLYING IN THE FALL:
We also continue accepting applications in the fall for a small number of spring writing tutor positions. Details about that process will be posted here midway through the fall 2016 semester.
REAPPLYING (FOR VETERAN TUTORS):
If you have already worked for us as a tutor and would like to work again, please do the following:
- Print and fill out the application form (see below for link). You do NOT need to answer questions 2 and 3 on the second page, but please do fill in all contact information and your fall schedule.
- Make sure to submit an updated transcript with professors' names written in and one recent paper with your application form.
- Return the completed application to Downey House Room 103. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on April 4th for 2016-17.
Please contact Professor Weisberg or Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal (email@example.com) for additional information about applying to be a writing tutor.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Meg Furniss Weisberg
Interim Director of Student Writing
300 High St., Room B9