Tutoring for the Writing Center

You don’t have to be an English grad student in one of the writing or lit programs in order to tutor in the Writing Center. Nor do you have to be a current or ex Rhetoric TA. In fact, we are always looking for tutors from disciplines other than English and Communications. In order to tutor in the Writing Center, you would need to complete the 3-credit graduate course Teaching in a Writing Center, 010:375:001 even if you have had prior tutoring experience at another college and even if you’ve taken a course in conjunction with that experience. The course is a seminar- practicum offered most fall semesters. Those taking the course learn about Writing Center theory and practice in general and how the UI writing center operates in particular. They also tutor their own assigned students in our regular enrollment program as the practicum component of the course. Those who complete the course and work well as tutors are eligible to be hired as paid tutors; hiring usually occurs the following fall term as a part of their graduate financial aid packages for the academic year. If you are interested in taking the course this year in order to be considered for a paid tutoring position next year, please contact Carol Severino for the special permission code necessary to register.

Tutoring as a Writing Fellow

Writing fellows are undergraduate Honors students who work on a peer tutoring team for a single class at the University. More information can be found here.