Each year, the Writing Center employees over 30 student, workstudy, and paraprofessional staff members.
Benefits of Working at the Writing Center
Tutors fulfill the role of a peer-tutor, reading and discussing student work in order to strengthen and clarify academic writing strategies. Tutors primarily work one-on-one with students but may work with writing groups, facilitate peer review sessions, and lead workshops. All tutors must complete certification through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) International Tutor certification and advanced training, provided upon hire.
Writing Fellows fulfill the role of working one-on-one with students in specific courses. Writing Fellows receive additional training and background in discipline specific writing, are mentored by discipline specific faculty members, and are often students majoring and writing in an assigned field.
Office Assistants (OAs) fulfill the role of managing and coordinating the bulk of Writing Center activities. They work at the front desk, serving as a first contact point for students, faculty and staff entering the Center. Additionally, they organize student and tutor schedules, record appointment statistical data, and assist with other projects as assigned.
All prospective employees must submit an application through the Human Resources Student Job Board
Prospective Tutors and Writing Fellows must submit:
Prospective Office Assistants must submit:
*Note: Recommendation letters may be uploaded in PeopleAdmin or emailed directly to Writing Center Director Leigh Ann Copas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Fall 2015, the Writing Center will offer UVST 3110, a tutoring practicum course. All prospective tutors must enroll in this course.
UVST 3110 is a three-hour course preparatory to working in the UVU Writing Center. Students will gain valuable insight into the theories, methods, practices and process of tutoring writing. Fundamentally, students will begin to understand tutoring as a process, one that calls both the tutor and the tutee to actively participate. As a call, we will read scholarship from the field of writing center studies that will give us an awareness of the concepts of professional and intellectual tutoring.