Become a Tutor
Welcome to the Writing Center!
We are glad to have you working with us. Every staff member at the Writing Center is here to help you progress as a tutor, writer, and individual.
The more involved you are in your training, the more you will benefit from it. When working with clients, be willing and open to trying new techniques and strategies. Remember to view each appointment as an opportunity for growth for both you and your client.
Our Training Program
The peer-led training program involves five stages with objectives that need to be met on a weekly basis. You will be assessed by both staff and training assistants on a weekly basis as well, so you will always know where you stand in the process. You are paid for the five hours you work in the Center each of these weeks as well as the additional hours you will spend working on written materials to support your training. The process is relatively demanding but—from what our tutors will tell you—educational and rewarding as well. The good news: you will be sitting in on sessions and working with clients from the very beginning and experiencing the rewards of tutoring as a result.
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Training Program Materials
All of the materials for our training program have been developed by Center tutors and staff based on our experiences with our client base and our knowledge of what tutors need to know to tutor with confidence and skill.
Guided Tutoring Stage — Understanding Tutor Moves
Guided Tutoring Stage — Setting Session Goals
Independent Tutoring Stage
Self-Directed Development/Additional Support
Resources for Avoiding Plagiarism
Additional Resources: English Language Learners
Tips for ESL Sessions (PDF)