Now reviewing applications for academic year 2017-2018!
Help others improve as writers!
Become a Writing Center tutor in San Marcos. Tutors support writers in a variety of majors and through all stages of writing, including brainstorming, organization, and grammar. We are looking for good writers and communicators who can explain writing to people from a variety of majors.
Becoming a tutor will strengthen your own writing and communications skills. It is great opportunity for aspiring teachers and professors to gain instructional experience.
All tutors will be assigned to at least one team: media, social media, webcam, essay contest, PUG (punctuation, usage, and grammar), and/or workshops. Tutors who complete 2 levels of training and serve well on a team have opportunities for leadership and promotion. Each of these assignments helps build experiences of interest to future employers!
We are currently looking to fill a variety of roles:
Successful candidates have a commitment to helping others improve. They must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a B or better in ENG 1310 and ENG 1320, and a B or better in all writing intensive classes.
We hire all majors from all levels and from a variety of skill sets. We especially encourage you to apply if you have the following skills or backgrounds:
If you have one or more of these, mention it in your application materials.
For undergraduate students, preference will be given to sophomores and juniors. We prefer that you completed ENG 1310 and 1320 at Texas State University (because that is about 40% of our writers). We are also looking to develop tutors who might return for a second year in a leadership position.
For graduate students, preference will be given to those who have written a thesis, conducted a lengthy research study, or who are thesis track.
Successful candidates will have writing sample(s) that exemplify good academic writing (8-25 pages), a compelling letter of application, and strong professional recommendations, preferably from faculty members and/or professionals who know your writing and ability to work with others. The application should speak to an interest and ability to serve as a tutor and on at least one of the teams. It should also address any of the needed skill sets or background experiences when applicable.
Please fill out an application at our website: http://www.writingcenter.txstate.edu/Student-Resources/WC-Employment/Employment-Form.html
Attach one file (making a portfolio) to your application that contains each of the following in this order, beginning each on its own page (prefer a pdf):
In the online application, you are asked to list two references outside of friends and family (such as teachers, employers, and coaches) who can speak to your tutoring or writing abilities. Please list those references and ask them to fill out the Recommendation for Employment form.
You will need to send your references this link: http://www.writingcenter.txstate.edu/writing-center/Student/Employment/Recommendation.html
Interviews begin in early May. Interviewees will meet with 1-4 people and be asked to respond to a sample paper (approximately 45 minutes) and to take a punctuation, usage, and grammar exam (up to 1 hour).