Rowan Writing Center Tutor Application
The Rowan Writing Center is hiring graduate and undergraduate tutors.
Writing Center Tutors work with undergraduate and graduate students on writing assignments across the disciplines. This includes traditional essays, research papers, lab reports, slide shows & presentations, speeches, resumes, scholarship applications, personal statements, and creative writing projects. Part of doing this includes assisting students with navigating genres and developing critical reading and academic skills. Tutors work one on one and in small groups, individually and in teams. They tutor in the Writing Center and provide information sessions for classes and facilitate workshops in classrooms alongside instructors. This requires speaking in front of groups of up to 30 people. Paid training and ongoing professional development are provided. Opportunities for research and conference participation exist. The Rowan Writing Center encourages applicants from all academic disciplines.
Undergraduate candidates should have completed College Composition II or its transfer equivalent with a B and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Undergraduate tutors are expected to make a minimum commitment of ten hours a week during Fall and Spring semesters (2-semester minimum commitment). All tutors must participate in two-day long training sessions in August and be available on Fridays from 2p-3p in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Graduate applicants should have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Graduate applicants with research, journal publication, teaching, tutoring, mentoring, learning consultant or teaching assistant experience strongly preferred. Graduate tutors are expected to make a minimum commitment of six hours a week during Fall and Spring semesters (2-semester minimum commitment). All tutors must participate in two-day long training sessions in August and be available on Fridays from 2p-3p in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
How to Apply
Applications should include writing samples from two different academic disciplines, genres or modes (Comp essay, lab report, history paper, infographic, video…), name and contact information for a faculty recommender, and a demonstration of your coaching or tutoring, which can be a three to five minute video, an infographic (like piktochart), or prezzi teaching explaining, or coaching someone else in doing something you do or understand well. Your demonstration video does not need to have academic content. All materials must be submitted using the online form (do not email separately).
Fall 2018 deadline: Apply by April 20th
Spring 2019 deadline: Apply by November 1st
University Email Address
Cell phone number
All applicants are required to experience tutoring as part of the application process. You may self-schedule at a face to face appointment at
. Please list the date & name of your tutor for a session in the last thirty days.
Will you have completed College Composition II or its transfer equivalent by the end of the current semester? You may need to provide an updated transcript or final grades if you are currently enrolled in CCII upon receiving an offer of employment.
Are you an undergarduate or graduate candidated?
A two (2) semester commitment is required. Can you make a two semester commitment?
I don't know
List your major, minor, concentrations or certificates. If you are a graduate or transfer student also list previously earned degrees or certificates.
Have you taken any discipline-specific research or writing class? Examples: Historical Methods, Research Methods in Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Sophmore clinic, Science journalism, Communication in Biology... Please list
What languages do you speak and in what settings?
Describe your participation in clubs, activities, volunteerism on campus.
Finish this sentence: Writing is
What was the last thing you read that was not required reading? Would you recommend it to a peer? Why or Why not?
Why do you want to be a Rowan Writing Center tutor?
New tutors usually work 6-10 hours a week. Returning tutors can work up to 20 hours a week, however, to get that you need to supply 20 hours or more of availability during our operating hours, which are currently Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-2pm and Sundays 6pm-9pm. Can you do that?
Based on the hours above can you work at least one opening, one closing or one Sunday shift of at least 2 continuous hours?
Do you have other on campus employment? If, so name the department and your current commitment (hours).
In addition to one on one and small group appointments our tutors lead workshop, go to class visits, assist in classes and promote the center across campus. Are you comfortable speaking in public?
Our tutors MUST attend 2 days of training typically between 9 am and 4 pm the week prior to the start of the Fall semester. Can you do this?
Our tutors MUST attend weekly or biweekly meetings on Fridays from 2pm - 3pm in the Writing Center during the regular semester. We typically offer them 10-12 times a semester. Can you attend at least 8 Fridays?
Are you FWS elligable? (We have FWS and non-FWS positions available.)
Yes, I have verified this with financial aid
No, I am not
I am not sure, but I will inquire with financial aid
The onboarding process at the RWC involves meeting multiple deadlines and requests for information including application documents, availability, required proof of eligibility to work documents and university forms. If you fail to meet any of these deadlines or requests you may be removed from the applicant pool/consideration or an offer for employment may be rescinded.
I acknowledge that I am responsible for meeting deadlines and requests as part of the on-boarding process.
You MUST supply the RWC with your availability (have your next semester schedule made) by November 30th for Spring tutors and April 30th for Fall tutors. Are you able to plan this far in advance?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us? Are they any questions above that you would like to address in more detail? Do that here.
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