Tutoring at the Writing Center
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 will be hiring 4-6 new tutors to begin in Fall 2017.
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, two-hour staff meeting and complete one hour of administrative
work in the Writing Center per pay period (every two weeks). Compensation
is currently $10.00 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.
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 email@example.com. She welcomes conversations with any students interested in tutoring writing as they are considering whether to apply for a tutoring position.
Work-Study Positions at the Writing Center
Writing Center work-study students play an important role in the Writing Center. Students help maintain coverage of the reception desk, are responsible for contributing to the Knight Writers blog, creating bulletin boards in the Writing Center waiting area, and identifying material for the Writing Center's social media accounts. Students also assist in the maintenance of Writing Center handouts, office supplies, and technology. Work-study students also assist the staff with tasks pertaining to office operations as directed, including closing the Writing Center routinely. Work-study students are also valued for their ability to aid in event planning and working Writing Center events.
Work-study students report to the Writing Center Administrative Assistant and are responsible for attending an hour-long staff meeting each month. Students are asked to work a minimum of 5 hours per week, with availability to 10 hours per week for events and meetings. Regularly scheduled hours are consistent with the Writing Center hours of operation: 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.
Work-study students have excellent customer service skills and are computer literate. Strong writing skills and creativity are encouraged, but not required. Our work-study students are flexible in working both independently and as a team member.
To apply, please complete the FASFA forms and contact the office of Student Financial Services.
Phone: (845) 569-3700
Any questions regarding the Writing Center work-study position can also be directed to Steven Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org. He welcomes conversations with any student interested in work-study as they are considering whether to apply for a position.