Become a Writing Tutor

Now Hiring for Fall 2021

Thanks for your interest in being a writing tutor at Stanislaus State. We hire once a year, with interviews conducted between May and early August, so submitting an application and supporting materials between April and June is your best opportunity to be invited for an interview. Before proceeding, know that you must be enrolled as a full-time student at Stanislaus to be eligible to work each term.

Writing Tutor Application

Faculty Recommendation

For your application to be considered complete and subsequently reviewed, you must email PDFs of both a letter of recommendation and an academic writing sample (2-4 pages) to writingcenter@csustan.edu within two weeks of submitting this form.

Position Description

Under the direction of the Writing Center Director, qualified and committed individuals with backgrounds in a variety of academic disciplines will tutor writers in individual, small group, same day, and/or online sessions.  Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Determine writers’ needs, prior knowledge and experience, and skills
  • Address writers’ needs by expanding on what they already know
  • Work within and support a collaborative, inclusive, and non-judgmental environment with writers and co-workers
  • Share effective strategies to expand writers' writing and reading abilities and to help writers acclimate to the college environment
  • Attend and participate in pre-semester and ongoing tutor development groups and workshops
  • Revise and deliver tutor development opportunities as requested
  • Support new tutors after a year of experience
  • Access, process, and input information using Google Applications, WConline, and other software as needed
  • Maintain neat and accurate records in a timely manner
  • Log hours online weekly
  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and safe workspace
  • Consistent and punctual attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Completion of one or more years of college-level study or previous experience as a tutor in a secondary school writing center that has partnered with Stan State's Writing Center
  • Demonstrated competence in writing
  • Interest in learning more about how the language used in institutions, organizations, media, and disciplines affects inclusion and diversity
  • Knowledge of writing processes, audience and purpose, grammar, mechanics
  • Willingness to listen and ability to communicate ideas clearly
  • Commitment to helping others and demonstrated ability to work with a team
  • Inclusive, nonjudgmental, empathetic, patient, and friendly demeanor
  • Familiarity with Google Applications and the ability to learn additional software applications as needed
  • Ability to self-assess and willingness to change based on the assessment (analyze, reflect, and adapt)
  • Professional work ethic
  • Good academic standing

Contact Info

Paula Barrington-Schmidt
209.667.3674
writingcenter@csustan.edu

Updated: April 21, 2021. The Learning Commons is a unit of the Division of Student Affairs.