Employment Opportunities

Apply to be a Peer Writing Tutor!

  • Peer tutors at the MSU Writing Center are successful undergraduate students from a variety of colleges and majors.
  • In collaboration with others, tutors develop their own writing and reading abilities, interpersonal skills, and leadership potential.
  • Peer writing tutors earn $8-10 per hour and usually work 10-20 hours per week.

What do Writing Center tutors do?

Peer writing tutors:

  • Meet and work one-on-one and in groups with student writers,
  • Read and respond to student writing from a variety of disciplines,
  • Attend regular tutor training workshops and meetings,
  • Participate in the Writing Center‘s tutor mentorship program,
  • Contribute to the daily operation of the MSU Writing Center,
  • Represent and promote the MSU Writing Center at campus events,
  • Deliver classroom presentations and workshops on writing,
  • Participate in creating writing resources for use by the MSU Writing Center,
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and
  • Commit to ongoing learning in writing center research, theory, and practice.
How do I apply?
  1. Ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation in support of your application and e-mail it to writingcenter@montana.edu.
  2. Once you have secured a faculty recommendation, please send the following three documents to writingcenter@montana.edu:
    • your resumé,
    • a cover letter explaining why you want to be a writing center tutor, and
    • a brief writing sample (3-5 pages of your academic writing).
  3. 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!

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

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