Writing Tutor Application
Cell Phone/Campus Ext.:
*Do you have plans to study abroad?
If so, what semester?
List the courses you have taken that support your proficiency in writing:
(Course, Professor, Grade)
Contact information of a Providence College faculty member who is willing to recommend you as a tutor:
*See additional requirements on reverse side
In an attached document, please respond to the following questions using no more than two pages.
Why does becoming a tutor seem attractive to you and what characteristic do you possess that will make you a good tutor?
How do you imagine your role in helping peers to improve their writing skills? In other words, what are some general guidelines that you, as a writing tutor, would follow?
*Please also attach an original piece of writing that you feel best demonstrates your writing abilities.
Qualifications for being a Writing Tutor:
Confidence and reasonable competence with writing
Ability and/or desire to enter into a tutor/tutee relationship
Punctuality, generosity, flexibility, personal organization
Being a successful and happy student
As a Writing Tutor, your duties and responsibilities would include (but are not limited to):
Being punctual and prepared to meet with students for hour-long appointments
Conducting tutoring sessions where the student is actively participating and is engaged in the process
Sharing your own successful writing/learning skills
Keeping updated records at the end of each session
Assisting in administrative tasks related to the Writing Center
Conducting oneself with appropriate professionalism as a liaison of the Office of Academic Services, as well as Providence College
Applications and/or inquiries can be directed to:
Will Toner, Associate Director of the Writing Center
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 219
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