The Shapiro Center for Writing works to support student writers across our campus. One way we do this is by training a peer tutor who is assigned to a particular course. These tutors work closely with faculty to provide sustained support for student writing. Depending on the course, this work may take a variety of forms including, but not limited to, regularly holding office hours to meet one-on-one with student writers or leading workshops on writing techniques with Writing Workshop faculty and staff.

Course tutors are expected to work an average of 5 hours per week. Though it is especially helpful to have tutors who are familiar with the course or discipline to which they are assigned, writing tutors should not be considered content experts, nor should they function as TAs. Instead, course tutors are meant primarily to provide writing support for students.

To request a Course Tutor for the Fall 2019 semester, please fill out this form by April 11 at 5PM. Thank you for your interest in the program!

Find out how to Incorporate a Writing Tutor in Your Course