Tutoring at the University Writing Center (UWC) is a very rewarding on-campus job. Tutors need not be English majors, but 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 online application. NOTE: this application is only available when the center is hiring tutors. Barring unforeseen circumstance, we only hire new tutors in late spring semester with tutors beginning work in the subsequent fall semester.
To apply to tutor:
- Ask two professors who are familiar with your writing to fill out recommendation forms on your behalf. Tutor Recommendation Form (39.5 KB; 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 is fine.
- Complete the on-line application at the CSUCI faculty job site.
To access application, click “Search Jobs” on the left hand side, select “Writing Center” under programs, and click “Search”.
For further information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concurrent with the first semester of tutoring, all tutors are required to take a 3 unit 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.