Become a Tutor

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Graduate Students

Graduate students interested tutoring in the Writing Center must be qualified for a graduate assistantship, have a background in teaching writing, including having taken one or more courses in composition or writing center pedagogy (English 502, English 489 or the Writing Center version of English 582, Directing a Writing Center).  Also, graduate assistants with writing center teaching experience may apply for a Writing Center's Graduate Assistant Director position. This position involves writing center administrative work with a range of responsibilities and duties from day-to-day management and problem-solving to planning and helping to carry out staff training and outreach work, such as classroom-based tutoring and writing center introductions.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates interested in a paid Writing Center tutoring position must first take a three-credit course, One-to-One Teaching: Practice and Theory. This course involves two hours of class meetings and three hours a week in the Writing Center, first observing experienced graduate and undergraduate tutors (who have already taken this course) and then making the transition to tutoring student writers on their own. Students taking this restricted-enrollment class must be recommended by one of their instructors, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and an A or B in English 101 and 102 or in English 120.

How to Apply

To apply for a tutoring job, contact Dr. Deepak Pant (, Director of the SIUC Writing Center.