Peer Writing Tutors
Tutoring at the University Writing Center (UWC) is an incredibly rewarding on-campus job. Tutors need not be English majors, but they do need to be confident writers who are also good communicators. A great way to determine if tutoring is the right job for you is to visit the center for help on a paper. Even excellent writers benefit from input on their writing.
Interested in becoming a writing tutor?
Enrolled students with sophomore status or higher who plan to attend the university and work at the center for a minimum of one year are invited to go to the CSUCI faculty job site and complete the on-line application. NOTE: this application is only available when the center is hiring new tutors. Barring unforeseen circumstance, the UWC only hires new tutors late in the spring semester with the tutors beginning to work in the subsequent fall semester.
To apply to tutor:
- Ask two professors who are familar with your writing to fill out recommendation forms on your behalf. Tutor Recommendation Form (File Size: 39.5 KB. Download Microsoft Office)
- Select a sample of your writing to submit along with your application. Any paper you are happy with will suffice. No need to include teacher comments, a clear copy will be fine.
- Complete the on-line application at the CSUCI faculty job site.
For further information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concurrent with the first semester of tutoring, all tutors are required to take a credit bearing (3 units) course in tutoring writing. New tutors register for the course after they have been hired and the time for the course is determined by the tutors and the UWC director.
Student Assistants are a part of the University Writing Center to ensure that students utilizing our services are welcomed and assisted prior to their visit with a writing tutor. Beyond assisting students, they provide administrative support to ensure that the center is running properly.
Information on how to become a student assistant will be made available on this page, and on the Dolphin Careerlink, when an opening arises.