Become a Tutor
The Writing Center accepts applications for tutors year-round: we're always looking for good writers who want to help other students improve their writing. Please read the job description below; if you are interested, follow the steps listed below.
JOB TITLE: Writing Center Tutor
JOB SUMMARY: Provide writing tutoring and support to SVSU students
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 an SVSU student, with a minimum of 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
Interested in becoming a tutor? Review the steps listed below to make sure you're ready to apply!
Achieve sophomore status (completion of two or more semesters)
Complete at least one tutorial session at the Writing Center
Assemble a writing portfolio and update your resume
Obtain a copy of your unofficial transcripts
Prepare three references; two of these must be SVSU faculty or staff
Submit your application on Handshake
Ready to apply? Download the application below to get started.
Dr. Erik Trump—Why Work in the Writing Center
Fall 2020 ONLINE
September 14–December 17 (Hours TBD)
Director, Helen Raica-Klotz