Becoming an undergraduate tutor
Why become a peer writing tutor?
- Dynamic, engaging work: no two days are the same!
- An inclusive work environment with people from many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
- Good pay.
- Flexible hours.
- The plesure of talking about writing with other writers.
- Opportunities to improve your own writing, which is useful in every major and profession.
- Opportunities to develop professional skills like critical thinking and time management.
- Opportunities to design and lead campus workshops.
- Opportunities to conduct and present research at national conferences.
- Social events, free food at staff meetings, and library study space for writing center staff.
Who works as a peer writing tutor?
The Ott Memorial Writing Center is staffed by undergraduate and graduate students who go through extensive training and a competitive selection process. Our tutors are not only strong writers; they are also empathetic listeners and creative problem solvers. We seek tutors from a wide variety of disciplinary, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
Our staff includes majors in Accounting, Biological Sciences, Education, English, Finance, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Spanish.
How can I become a peer writing tutor?