Students who are rising juniors or seniors in select academic units, including Classics, Economics, English, History, History of Art & Architecture, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Sociology, or World Languages & Literature may apply for a position as a department-based writing tutor. Writing tutors in the disciplines will provide assistance to students working on writing assignments in their respective departments. Each department will select its own writing tutors.


Students who are selected are required to take the 2-credit course, WR 597 Tutoring Writing in the Disciplines on Mondays 4:40-5:55 in Fall 2023.


Students holding this position will earn $16/hour and work up to 40 hours per semester.

Application Deadline

Rolling deadlines.

Application for Tutoring Writing in the Disciplines

Email ( address)(Required)
Local Address(Required)


Please provide the name, position, and contact information of a person who can recommend you or speak on your behalf. For example, you might identify a professor from your department, an employer, or someone else familiar with your writing, work experience, or character.
Reference 1 Name(Required)
Reference 2 Name(Required)

Application Statement

We ask for two distinct statements about your interest in this position: the first involves your writing experience and interest in the position; the second concerns your experiences that are relevant to the tutoring work. There is an optional third question. The prompts provide more context for your responses.
Please express your interest in being a discipline-specific writing tutor, noting specifically how you have developed your skills as a writer and communicator in your field and/or what you believe is important about writing in your discipline.
Please discuss the significance of any relevant experiences when you have done one or more of the following: demonstrated empathy, patience, and flexibility in working with others (including those whose writing style may differ from your own); engaged with issues of diversity; supported others, including people from cultural or linguistic backgrounds different from your own; and/or overcome adversity, learned from mistakes, and improved your own skills in response to constructive feedback.
If there is anything else that you would like for us to know about your knowledge, experiences, skills, and/or temperament that are relevant to your interest in becoming a department-based writing tutor, you are welcome to add it, here.

Writing Sample and Resume

Please submit a writing sample (minimum of 5 pages) that demonstrates your writing ability in the discipline for which you are applying. In addition, please submit a resume or c.v.
Upload your writing sample in .pdf, .doc or .docx format.
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 100 MB.
Upload your resume or c.v. in .pdf, .doc or .docx format.
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 100 MB.
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