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Interested in Becoming a Writing Center Tutor?

The Writing Center accepts applications for tutors year-round.  Please read the job description listed below; if you are interested in the position, you may download the "Writing Center Tutor Application," which provides a detailed description of the application process.

JOB TITLE: Writing Center Tutor (Job ID #37714) 

JOB SUMMARY: Provide writing tutoring and support to SVSU students


  • Conduct individual tutoring sessions with students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to develop these students' writing skills
  • Participate in a four week, 40 hour training program and attend monthly staff meetings
  • Conduct English 080, 111, and CI (Communication Intensive) classroom presentations about the services offered in the Writing Center
  • Support compliance with SVSU policies governing copyright, fair use, academic integrity and plagiarism
  • Conduct all work in a professional manner


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English language rhetoric, grammar and usage
  • Ability to establish rapport with learners
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility in scheduling work hours, including evenings 
  • Current enrollment as a SVSU student, with a minimum 3.4 G.P.A.
  • Completion of two semesters (sophomore status), with at least two semesters remaining at the university
  • Use of the Writing Center, having participated in at least one tutorial session as a student


The Director and Assistant Director of the Writing Center


As assigned


Work will be performed inside the Writing Center, in classrooms on campus, or through the Online Writing Center.

The above reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job, and shall not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements that may be inherent in the job. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of the employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

For more information, or to submit an application, please contact Helen Raica-Klotz, Writing Center Director, at (989) 964-6062.

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Contact Us
(989) 964-6061(989) 964-6061

Helen Raica-Klotz, Director

(989) 964-6062

Chris Giroux, Assistant Director

(989) 964-7228


Zahnow 250 (second floor library)


Winter 2019
Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm

Online Writing Center
Monday: 2 - 3 pm
Tuesday: 2 - 3 pm
Wednesday: 5 - 6 pm
Thursday: 5 - 6 pm