Becoming a Writing Tutor
Do you like helping other people? Are you interested in developing clear, transferable skills for graduate school and your career? Contact Dr. Margaret J. Godbey email@example.com.
The first step to becoming a tutor is completing the course ENG 363: Seminar in Tutoring and Writing. This class introduces students to the theory and practice of writing and focuses on developing your writing strategies and understanding of the writing process, research, and citation styles. Observing tutoring sessions in the writing center and role-playing different tutoring scenarios help tutors prepare to work with Coker students in person and online. Tutor training is ongoing after tutors begin work in the Studio.
Writing tutors earn $10/hour and typically work 4-15 hours per week. These flexible hours can be scheduled around other obligations, such as athletics and performing arts schedules.
Successful tutors are strong academic writers and good listeners; they enjoy helping their fellow Cobras and being part of a collaborative group. We particularly welcome applicants from our larger programs on campus, such as Business, Criminology, Education, Physical Education, Psychology, and the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as students who can support writers in languages other than English. Interested students who have completed ENG 112 should contact Dr. Margaret J. Godbey, Director of the Writer’s Studio, firstname.lastname@example.org