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Writing Tutor Application

Writing Tutor Application

Qualifications for being a Writing Tutor:

  • Being a confident, competent, and enthusiastic writer
  • Punctuality, generosity, flexibility, personal organization 

Typical writing tutor duties and responsibilities include:

  • Participating in orientation and training sessions throughout the year
  • Being punctual and prepared to meet with students for hour-long appointments 
  • Facilitating engaging tutoring sessions with students at any stage of the writing process
  • Sharing your own successful writing/learning skills
  • Keeping updated records at the end of each session 
  • Working one or two hours per week at the Writing Center front desk
  • Practicing inclusivity and professionalism at all times

(Course, Professor, Grade)
Contact information of a Providence College faculty member who is willing to recommend you as a tutor:

Personal Statement
In an attached document, please respond to the following questions using no more than two pages.
  1. Why does becoming a tutor seem attractive to you and what characteristic do you possess that will make you a good tutor?
  2. How do you imagine your role in helping peers to improve their writing skills? In other words, what are some general guidelines that you, as a writing tutor, would follow?

* Please attach two files: Your personal statement and an original piece of writing which you feel best demonstrates your writing abilities.

Applications are typically reviewed in March for tutors to begin work the following semester.
Please contact Will Toner, Senior Associate Director of the Writing Center, with any questions regarding the application process.
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 219