Request a peer writing tutor for your Fall 2021 course here. Applications are due by August 10th with early placement for requests made by June 15th.
Course Tutors are part of the course’s educational goals on writing and communication. Course tutors can work with students one-on-one to offer writing conferencing on writing process, revision, project planning, idea development, etc. The course tutor can also provide workshops in-class related to time management, revision, research integration, etc. Typically connected with writing-intensive courses (see list below), we welcome partnerships with courses outside FYS/CW/WRPR programs.
The embedded course tutor program is one that requires engagement between faculty and tutor(s)—faculty are expected to meet regularly with their course tutor(s) to set and maintain expectations around writing for the course and its students. Additionally, past writing tutors have suggested that faculty intentionally include tutoring in the course expectations, such as through required visits, workshops, and other options.
Tutors may work up to 60 hours over the course of the semester. Tutors receive at least 12 hours of training, each term, plus pre-semester onboarding. They are hired, supervised, and paid by CTLR.
Writing intensive courses include the following:
- First-Year Seminars (FYS)
- Second-level writing-intensive courses (CW)
- Writing and Rhetoric Program courses (WRPR)
Incorporating a Tutor Into Your Course
To learn more about including a course-based tutor in your course, watch the video recording of our Winter 2021 roundtable discussion between faculty partners, peer writing tutors, and Dr. Giaimo.
For guidance on how to successfully partner with the writing center course tutor program, please read this guide co-written by peer writing tutors and Dr. Giaimo.
Request a Tutor
An announcement will be sent to faculty prior to the start of the semester (in May for fall semester and in December for spring semester). Because of the specialized nature of writing tutoring work, as well as new inclusive and equitable hiring policies, all tutors need to be current employees of the Writing Center/CTLR (we will not assign untrained students to courses). Similarly, because of high demand for writing tutors, tutors will not be automatically assigned to writing courses without faculty request. Placement priority will be given to FYS courses in fall semester and all writing-intensive courses in spring semester. Tutors are generally not available for classes during J Term.
For more information about the program, contact Genie Giaimo, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Director of the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.