Become a Tutor

    Writing Center tutors teach writing to their peers. If you enjoy writing and working with people, please apply to join the Writing Center team. The Writing Center is hiring three to five new tutors to being working in Fall 2015.

    The primary way tutors teach writing is through facilitating fifty-minute writing consultations, during which tutors assist their peers in all stages of the writing process. Our goals for every writing consultation are to identify a writing skill that needs improvement, teach and practice that skill, and then identify next steps for the writer’s continued improvement – all the while encouraging our writers to be confident in exercising the writing skills they already have.

    In addition to working one-on-one with writers, all tutors participate in a weekly, 90-minute staff meeting and complete one hour of administrative work in the Writing Center per pay period (every two weeks). Compensation is currently $8.00 per hour, and tutors receive ongoing professional development and training. Writing Center tutors are also involved in planning and facilitating writing-related, on-campus events. 

    Qualified candidates will first and foremost be strong writers and compassionate humans. Candidates must be current Mount students in good academic standing and should also possess personal commitments to professionalism, timeliness, and a respect for confidentiality. Previous tutoring experience is not required, as all Writing Center tutors are trained. The Writing Center is open for student writing consultations from 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. New Writing Center tutors will choose a consistent, weekly schedule within these hours of operation and must be available to work a minimum of 6.5 hours per week.

    To apply, please prepare and submit the following application materials: a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a graded academic essay. Applications should be submitted in hard copy and addressed to Writing Center Director Gina R. Evers. Complete applications should be submitted no later than 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015. Applications may be hand delivered to the Writing Center (Room 118 in the Dominican Center) or mailed to:

 

Gina R. Evers
Writing Center Director
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550

Any questions regarding the Writing Center tutor position can also be directed to Gina Evers at gina.evers@msmc.edu. She welcomes conversations with any students interested in tutoring writing as they are considering whether to apply for a tutoring position.