Become a Tutor

The Writing Center is Hiring! And it's a great place to work!

The Writing Center is seeking current Mount Saint Mary College students to serve as Writing Center Tutors. Candidates will be considered for positions to begin during the Fall 2014 term. Compensation is $8.00 per hour, and Tutors will receive ongoing, specialized training.

As its primary focus, the Writing Center supports Mount students as they’re completing academic writing assignments. Through one-on-one, fifty-minute consultations, Writing Center Tutors assist their peers in all stages of the writing process: brainstorming and organizing ideas; structuring sentences, paragraphs, and essays; strengthening argumentation; incorporating research and appropriate systems of citation; improving grammar and style; among others. In addition to working individually with other Mount students, Writing Center Tutors are required to work a minimum of one administrative hour in the Writing Center per week and to attend a weekly staff meeting. Writing Center Tutors will also be involved in planning and facilitating writing-related, on-campus events.

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.

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 receive ongoing, specialized training.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a graded academic essay to Writing Center Director Gina Evers. Applications should be submitted in hard copy and may either be hand delivered to The Writing Center (room 118 in the Dominican Center) or mailed to:

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