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BECOME A WRITING TUTOR, MENTOR OR FELLOW

Apply to be a Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs

Apply to be a Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs

THE SELECTION PROCESS

Writing tutors and mentors are hired by Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg, Interim Assistant Director of Academic Writing. In selecting tutors we look for people who are interested in writing and in writers' struggles. We favor applicants who have strong academic records, though we do hire people whose records show ups and downs. Some applicants will be hired because they know the subject matter of a course where a writing tutor is needed. Students may apply beginning in the second semester of their first year, although preference is given to older students. We need to match your background and abilities to the requirements of the jobs available.

Before you apply, please be sure you will be able to accept a job if we should offer you one; if your schedule is so tight that you can only work at a particular time, or in a particular position, please indicate this clearly on your application. Tutors are usually hired at the end of the spring semester to work the following academic year.


COMPENSATION FOR WRITING TUTORS

$500 stipend and 1/2 course credit in the Writing Certificate.

Please note that according to university regulations, you may count only two credits from writing tutor or teaching apprentice work towards your 32 credits required for graduation.

THE FORD TEACHING  SEMINAR

All writing tutors and mentors participate in the Ford Teaching Seminar, a weekly or biweekly (for veteran tutors) check-in to discuss best tutoring practices that meets Tuesdays or Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. New tutors also receive intensive training at the beginning of the semester. 

 

TO APPLY FOR A TUTORING POSITION

APPLYING TO BE A TUTOR:

The main hiring period for writing tutors is in the spring semester. We hire tutors and mentors then to work in the fall or spring semester of the next academic year. However, we typically have a few openings in the fall semester as well. To apply please contact Ford Fellow, Emery Frick at writingworks@wesleyan.edu.

To apply in the fall semester for Writing Tutor, Writing Mentor, and Course Tutor positions in Spring 2018:

  1. Fill out a pre-application interest form online here
  2. Print and fill out the tutor application form, which is available here . Be sure to include your transcript (from your E-Portfolio or a copy from the registrar). Write in the names of course instructors where they are not listed on the transcript. If you have any questions, please contact writingworks@wesleyan.edu.
  3. Return the completed application to Shapiro Center 116 Mt. Vernon St. Rm 307. Applications are due November 3rd by 5:00PM.
  4. We will contact you within a week if we would like to offer you an interview. 

REAPPLYING (FOR VETERAN TUTORS):

If you have already worked for us as a tutor and would like to work again, please do the following:

  1. Fill out a pre-application interest form online here.
  2. Print and fill out the tutor application form, which is available hereYou do NOT need to answer questions 1, 2, and 3 on the second page, but please do fill in all contact information and your fall schedule.
  3. Make sure to submit one recent paper with your application form.
  4. Return the completed application to Shapiro Center 116 Mt. Vernon St. Room 307.  Alternatively, returning tutors can email the applications to Emery Frick directly at writingworks@wesleyan.edu. Applications are due by November 3rd at 5:00PM.

 

Please contact Professor Weisberg or Ford Fellow Emery Frick (writingworks@wesleyan.edu) for additional information about applying to be a writing tutor.