Writing Tutor Application

(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
Personal Statement
In an attached document, please respond to the following questions using no more than two pages.
  1. Why does becoming a tutor seem attractive to you and what characteristic do you possess that will make you a good tutor?
  2. 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