Next Deadline for Applications: Friday, April 13, 2018

Apply to be a Peer Writing Tutor!

Who are peer tutors?

Peer tutors at the MSU Writing Center are successful undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of colleges and majors. Writing tutors are personable, intellectually-engaged, community-oriented individuals who are strong readers and writers. 

What do Writing Center tutors do?

Peer tutors 

  • work with student writers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds;
  • support writers in a variety of contexts: face-to-face, online, one-on-one, in groups;
  • participate in rigorous, ongoing tutor education;
  • contribute to Writing Center operations and outreach;
  • commit to engage in related research and scholarship (tutors often have opportunities conference travel as well). 

What are the job qualifications?

A successful applicant

  • has a 3.0 minimum GPA, 
  • is currently enrolled at MSU or Gallatin College (both part-time and full-time students are eligible),
  • is available Fridays 3:30-4:45 p.m. during the Fall 2018 semester for required tutor education,
  • can work 10-18 hours/week.

Are tutors paid for their work?

Yes. Peer tutors earn $10/hour for the initial 4-week training period and $12/hour after that. All tutor education hours are paid.

How do I apply?

  1. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Writing Center as a writer before applying to be a tutor. Come in and find out what we're all about!
  2. You can fill out our online application form here. You will need the following to apply to the Writing Center:
    • a faculty member to write a recommendation for you,
    • your resumé,
    • a cover letter explaining why you want to be a Writing Center tutor, and
    • a 3-5 page academic writing sample (an excerpt of a longer piece is acceptable).
  3. Ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation in support of your application. If you entered their e-mail address into the online application form, they will receive an e-mail requesting their action, but it is also a good idea to talk to them personally. Faculty members, you can fill out the recommendation form here.

We accept applications at any time, but we typically hire twice a year, in April and November.

Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities: The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the selection process or an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job. If you have such a disability and would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources office, 920 Technology Blvd. Suite A, MSU, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651.

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Veteran’s Preference: Montana States University complies with the Montana Veteran’s Public Employment Preference Act, Section 39, Chapter 29 MCA, and provides preference in employment to eligible veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives as specified in the Act. Applicants seeking to claim this preference should contact MSU Human Resources, at 994-3651 or access the form at Please note, in order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Important note: Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.