Workshop Tutor

Workshop Tutors hold individual appointments with students who are working on particular assignments or projects. They may assist students with a variety of writing tasks, including, but not limited to, academic papers, creative writing, application essays, and cover letters. Workshop Tutors hold five, 45-minute long appointments per week over a 12-week semester.  Workshop Tutors may be asked to hold all five of their office hours in one of the designated Writing Workshop locations around campus, or to hold four appointments in the Workshop and one regular meeting with a mentee from the Writing Mentor program. They may indicate their preference for one or the other of these options to the Ford Fellow.

The Writing Workshop is open from Sunday to Thursday from 7-11pm. Each appointment runs for 45-minutes, every hour on the hour. Workshop Tutors must be available to provide students with writing help during all of their Workshop hours. If an appointment has not been reserved, Workshop Tutors should be prepared to accept a drop-in appointment during the open time. Workshop Tutors can take drop-in appointments up until forty minutes into the hour, after which they should prepare for their next appointment to begin at the top of the next hour.

Workshop Tutors who complete all of their office hours in the Writing Workshop will be asked to work two nights during the week: one shift for two hours and one shift for three. Workshop Tutors who work for four hours in the Workshop and one hour with a mentee will have a single four-hour shift in the Writing Workshop. Workshop Tutors will be asked to inform the Ford Fellow of their availability to work, including their preferred hours.

Workshop Tutors who are paired with a single mentee in addition to their Writing Workshop hours will have the same responsibilities to their mentee as do other Writing Mentors.  

Workshop Tutors will be expected to use a personal laptop during their office hours in order to navigate the online scheduler (WCOnline). Additionally, Workshop Tutors will be expected to  complete Client Report Forms in the 15 minutes between appointments (or by the end of a shift). Training for the scheduler and Client Report Forms will be supplied by the Ford Fellow during Tutor training. Workshop tutors are also encouraged to use the 15 minutes between appointments to take a break (eat, go to the restroom, take a walk, etc.) and prepare for their next meeting (reviewing appointment forms).

Workshop Tutors are also expected to attend regular check-in sessions at the Shapiro Center. These check-ins, held during common hour (T/Th from 12:15 until 1:00pm) will be held 9 times a semester for new mentors and 6 times a semester for veterans.