Job Descriptions

For the twelve weeks of the semester following Drop/Add period (excluding breaks), Writing Workshop tutors work between one and ten hours per week, according to their scheduling preferences and demand for Workshop services. The vast majority of tutors work five hours per week. Tutors and mentors are not expected to work during the first week of classes or finals week, although for those who are interested we offer opportunities to work during finals week on an hourly basis.

Before beginning their first semester of work, writing tutors and mentors partake in an intensive day-and-a-half training session. New tutors then join veteran tutors in continuing their professional development through a .5 credit course, the Ford Seminar, each semester they work with the Workshop. Through the Ford Seminar, tutors and mentors reflect on their praxis, share and develop new methods in their work, discuss research in the field, and work together on troubleshooting issues that may come up in their work. Registration for the Ford Seminar occurs during Drop/Add period.

Writing tutors and mentors are paid $14/hour and are eligible for a $0.25 raise after each semester they work for the Workshop and fully participate in the Ford Seminar. It is the responsibility of all tutors and mentors to fill out any required forms with the Payroll office before they can be paid. Additionally, tutors and mentors must log their work hours using Workforce Time.

For more information about the specific positions in the Writing Workshop, please explore the links below.