Writing Tutoring Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a writing tutor at UW-Parkside's Ranger Writing Center. We accept applications on an ongoing basis and will contact qualified candidates when we have an opening.

Writing Tutor
Student Position 5-20 hours a week
$8.50/hour (starting)

The Parkside Academic Resource Center (PARC) is looking for Writing Tutors who can work independently one-on-one with Parkside students in tutoring sessions as well as work as a team with other writing tutors to promote, enhance, and develop the Writing Center and the PARC as a whole. The candidates selected will provide support and guidance to writing tutees in different stages of the writing and research process. All PARC staff and tutors are expected to attend cohort meetings, all-staff meetings, and training sessions developed by PARC leadership. New hires do receive tutor training but should come in with a strong level of content mastery in the fields and courses for which they tutor. To this extent, it is highly suggested that all tutors have a current 3.0 overall GPA, but PARC leadership is willing to talk about extenuating circumstances. Tutors are expected to turn in at least two self-assessments and at least one peer observation each semester. Weekly hours are flexible except for staff meetings (1-2 times per month) that usually take place on Fridays at noon. This is an at-will position.

Writing Tutor Areas of Responsibility

Tutor

  • Practice and implement the Tutoring Cycle with every writing appointment or walk-in assigned to you
  • Participate in all onboarding activities including but not limited to the TutorTrac orientation, the Master Tutor and training packet, and The Gauntlet tutoring practice
  • Create and maintain semester goals for personal tutoring
  • Actively develop yourself and the Writing Center during hours that you are on duty without a tutee appointment or walk-in
  • Observe 1-3 writing tutor peers per semester

Communicate

  • Meet with Writing Lead Tutor for supervision at least thrice per semester
  • Check Ranger Mail twice daily
  • Provide PARC leadership with timely updates and requests to change your schedule
  • Communicate with professors, students, and courses to spread the word about PARC services
  • Attend and contribute in all PARC staff meetings that pertain to the Writing Center
Teamwork & Promotion
  • Be a responsible voice and face of the Writing Center to the college community
  • Create and maintain semester goals for teamwork and for Writing Center promotion
  • Design and implement (with the guidance of the Writing Center Lead) at least one training activity to help develop your writing tutor peers

Writing Tutor Application

How To Apply

Candidates for all positions at the PARC need to

  • complete an online application form for the appropriate role
  • receive at least one UWP instructor's recommendation, through our online Tutor Referral Form
  • complete and turn in an availability sheet

Please contact the PARC via phone or email with questions.

  • Wyllie D180 Front Desk phone 262.595.2044
  • Parkside Academic Resource Center email parc@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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