Writing Studio Peer Tutors – Fall 2024

Department: Writing Studio

Reports to: Colleen Michaels, Writing Studio Director

Status: Days/Hours Needed Each Week: Flexible, but availability on Wednesdays or evenings is desirable. A consistent schedule will be determined once hired. There may be additional work hours related to Writing Studio events. Term: Fall 2024, with the option to continue during subsequent semesters.

Salary range: $15/hour

Summary: Writing Studio Peer Tutors meet individually and in small groups with students to help them develop effective writing and communication skills on a wide range of writing assignments including essays, creative writing, artist statements, and text-based studio work.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Contribute to the welcoming atmosphere of the Writing Studio
  • Facilitate small-group study sessions and attend in-class workshops
  • Review assignment requirements with students and help them to brainstorm topics
  • Ask organizational and structural questions as they pertain to assignments and essays
  • Assist students as they revise work and help them to become their own editors
  • Share note-taking techniques and effective study skills
  • Help students review material and prepare for exams and presentations
  • Participate in Writing Studio events and help edit Writing Studio publications

Necessary Skills

  • Excellent reading, writing, and problem-solving skills and an interest in helping others
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective listening and communication skills
  • Professionalism and confidentiality
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with academic research and citation styles
  • Completion of Reading and Critical Thinking, Research and Rhetoric and at least one Art History course with grades of B+ or higher

Additional tutor training will be provided at the start of the position.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Confidence in skills and experiences related to the writing process
  • Tutoring and teaching experience through appointments and classroom visits
  • Ability to work independently
  • Takes ownership of work duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to document appointments and manage a schedule
  • Ability to collaborate on projects, plan workshops, and develop programming

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Number of Positions: 3


Contact: Colleen Michaels, Writing Studio Director [email protected]

Please submit a resume, letter of interest, and class schedule