The primary aim of the Writing Center is to help students become more confident, effective writers. Writing tutors work with writers of all levels and disciplines on a variety of assignments and projects, such as compositions, lab reports, research papers, resumes and job search correspondence, proposals, presentations, and creative writing.

 A writing tutor may help students:

  • Interpret an assignment sheet, talk through ideas for a paper or presentation, discuss course readings, or plan for a paper
  • Consider choices with regard to audience, focus, purpose, reasoning, or organization
  • Develop ideas with greater specificity
  • Acquire research strategies, integrate scholarly sources, and apply proper documentation (such as MLA or APA)
  • Improve student editing and proofreading skills, expand vocabulary, and better understand technical conventions of academic writing

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment as a Southern student in good academic standing
  • Completed at least one semester of college courses
  • Meets the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0
  • Received at least a B+ in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Tutors will show respect for all tutees.
  • Tutors will engage tutees so that tutees actively participate in tutoring sessions.
  • Tutors will act in a friendly, yet professional way.
  • Tutors will be on time and organized for all appointments, as an example to tutees.
  • Tutors will regard all information in papers as confidential.
  • Tutors will not cancel an appointment on the day of the appointment.
  • Tutors will attend training sessions and mandatory meetings.

 Benefits

  • Flexible schedule
  • Position looks good on a resume
  • Tutor is paid for all training
  • Opportunity to become a CRLA certified tutor
  • Tutors become stronger writers as critical thinking and writing skills improve
  • It’s rewarding to have a part in other students’ success

How to Apply

  1. Complete an application. To request an application, visit the Writing Center or email writingcenter@southern.edu or sfordham@southern.edu.
  2. Schedule an interview with the director of the Writing Center.
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