The Writing Center is no longer accepting applications for tutoring positions beginning in fall 2023. The deadline for applications was March 10, 5:00pm EST. Please check back next spring if you are interested in applying for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Our undergraduate staff are committed to writing across the disciplines, and to thinking about the ways writing works in and out of the classroom here at UConn. One-on-one tutorials constitute the most visible work of our Writing Tutors. Our staff are also involved in projects that stretch beyond the Writing Center, and often even beyond the Storrs campus. For instance, some tutors travel to Connecticut high schools to facilitate workshops on improving their writing centers, as well as host schools in the Storrs center. Our annual Secondary School Writing Conference last fall was attended by high schoolers and teachers around the state to discuss writing center social justice, accessibility, sustainability, and more. In short, we’re looking for good writers, good thinkers, and students who are willing to create and lead writing-based initiatives across (and beyond) campus. Pay is $15/hour. Feel free to stop by the Center (Library, 2nd Floor) with any questions!
Who Should Apply?
Our current staff includes writers from political science, engineering, biology, nursing, international relations, economics, English, art history, journalism, and other majors. Take a quick look at our tutor profiles; many of our Writing Tutors have double majors and a diverse set of interests and experiences. We’re looking for strong writers who are passionate about writing, of course, but also curious about the ways writing is part of teaching and part of student life, within and beyond the university. You don’t need to think you’re a perfect writer—just a reflective one. Do you think carefully about how to communicate complex information in a way that people can understand? Do you like helping other people do it too? Then this job is for you.
Tutors typically work 8-10 regular hours per week (including some evenings and weekends), but the job involves more than those regular shifts. Our full staff attends a mandatory two-day orientation before classes start in the fall semester. First-year staff members are expected to take a one-credit practicum during the first fall semester of their appointment (practicum meetings will run approximately one hour per week). In addition, all our Writing Tutors attend monthly staff meetings, and occasional skill-building workshops. Some tutors opt to get involved in our research and outreach initiatives as well.
Instructions for Applicants
Please fill out the form below as thoroughly as possible. Make sure that you bundle your cover letter, resume, and academic writing sample together into one file (in that order). In your cover letter, you should not only address your interests and qualifications, but also speak directly to your investment in helping others through writing.
Writing Center Tutor Application, Fall 2023