Employment

New Tutors
We're hiring! Look for job #5675145 on Aggie Handshake.
Applications due Dec. 6

Prospective New Tutors

Interested in becoming a Writing Center tutor? We hire new tutors every November and April. To apply, you need to complete English 2010 (or its equivalent), fill out an application, and submit a writing sample. If you have any additional questions, feel free to stop by or email us at writingcenter@usu.edu.

Application Tips

  • Read our mission statement. Make sure this job is a good fit for you.
  • Review our appointment options. We do all kinds of tutoring at the Writing Center.
  • Take your own writing to the Writing Center. We believe that ALL writers benefit from talking with others in the writing process. We want you to know what the job looks like and to see our experienced tutors in action. Let your tutor know that you are applying for the job! 

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Practicum

Practicum

Each tutor completes a semester-long tutoring practicum (English 4910). During this practicum, our tutors learn about different tutoring techniques, research tutor practices, and present on various grammar concepts. After the practicum, all tutors receive ongoing training during staff meetings, including trainings with Career Services and the Office of Equity, as well as both peer and director-led observations during the semester.

Staff Meetings

We hold monthly staff meetings to review tutoring techniques, common assignment descriptions, and more. These meetings are on the second Monday of every month from 4–5pm. Science Writing Center tutors have an additional staff meeting on the third Monday of the month at the same time.

Staff Meeting
IWCA Jasily and Julie

Research

Research is a key part of our Writing Center. Our tutors have the opportunity to conduct their own research projects and many have presented their work at various conferences across the country.

“The Writing Center itself has the most beautiful community and atmosphere! Working here has given me the support, encouragement, and extra push to challenge myself and open up with some incredible people. My coworkers and directors are phenomenal!”

-Erika Snow, English Education major