Each spring, the Writing Center solicits nominations from faculty of exceptional students who would make good candidates for the next academic year's staff. Nominees are invited to apply, and the hiring process is competitive.
To nominate a student, please email Jen Callaghan the student's name and class year. Our goal is to assemble a staff that represents the diversity of the student body and its academic interests; nominations of students with minority identities, multilingual writers, and STEM/Economics/Psychology majors are especially welcome.
The ideal candidate thinks quickly, formulates clear, concrete explanations of complicated ideas, and is able to analyze the claims, underlying assumptions, evidence, or implications of an argument.
The ideal candidate is a strong, but not necessarily flawless, writer. The student is thoughtful and articulate when discussing drafts with you and/or is willing to revise holistically.
The ideal candidate works well with peers (e.g., is friendly, approachable, patient, empathetic) and is generous during class discussions by listening, asking questions, and building on others' comments.
Tutors work independently, so they must be reliable and mature. The ideal candidate was a responsible citizen in your course, attending class, arriving on time and prepared, and meeting deadlines.
- Fluency in a language other than English
- Interest in writing, teaching, and mentoring
- Intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for ideas