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Tutoring at the Writing Center

Writing Center tutors are Fisher sophomores, juniors, and seniors who assist students with writing tasks from all majors and during all stages of the writing process.

All writing tutors must take English 270 - Peer Tutoring in Writing. Students must be at least a second-semester first-year students in order to take the course, which requires an additional one hour (paid) in-center training per week.

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Acts as a knowledgeable peer who stands in for the reader, providing the writer with feedback to improve the clarity and complexity of written work
  • Assists students during all stages of the writing/research process
  • Helps students develop reading, research, and study skills
  • Provides specialized support for non-native speakers of English
  • Facilitates understanding of academic integrity in regard to writing

Benefits of Being a Tutor

  • Development of interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • Opportunity to help other students excel
  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid campus position (work/study or non-work/study)

Qualifications

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.3
  • Above average writing skills
  • Strong work ethic and professional demeanor
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Motivation to help a diverse population of students succeed academically

Requirements for Consideration

Students must submit:

Based on successful completion of the above:

  • Completion of a Writing Center Assessment (covering basic grammar, analytic, and research skills) to be administered on a specified date

Training

Selected applicants must complete a one-credit pass/fail training course, English 270 - Peer Tutoring in Writing. The course explores the roles and responsibilities of the tutor while offering insights into effective tutoring strategies through interactive discussion and role playing. All Writing Center tutors are required to complete English 270. Eligible students will be registered by the Writing Center director.