There are several types of opportunities for students in the Writing Centre: work study, honorarium, and volunteering. To apply for the work study, you need to be eligible and register for the Work Study Program.
To become a tutor, you need to:
have achieved at least a 3.33 GPA in your writing courses
provide a sample of your writing and a resumé
be committed to show up on time for your shifts with a positive attitude
show an eagerness to learn and develop your tutoring and writing skills
attend tutor training sessions and reflect on your tutoring practice
have good interpersonal and critical thinking skills.
If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, please contact the Writing Centre by emailing email@example.com, calling 250-371-5748 or dropping by OM 1411.
Meet the Tutors
Most of our writing tutors are students. The responsibility of the tutor is to offer feedback and advice on writing,
with the goal of developing students' writing skills. The responsibility of the writing tutor is not to fix
or simply edit the paper or be an expert on the content. Tutors attend up to 10 hours of training on the following
topics: writing, grammar, collaboration, interpersonal skills, intercultural competencies, and tutoring and writing
centre theories, practices, and strategies. The interaction between the writing tutor and the writer is one of
cooperation, respect, and focused learning.
Peer tutors (Bachelor's or Master's degree in progress)
Bachelor of Business Administration Specialties: APA, Creative Writing, Business Writing, Formal Writing
English, Philosophy Specialties: MLA and APA, Essay Structure, Grammar, Composition, English Literature, Metaphysics, Ethics, and Argumentation
BA in Science Specialties: English, History, Essay Planning, Organization, and Structure
English Specialties: English, Sociology, MLA, APA, French, Essay Writing, Essay Planning, Paragraph Transitions and Flow, Thesis Development
English, Philosophy Specialties: Formal and Creative Writing, Philosophical Essays and Literature
Education Specialties: Business/Formal Writing, Creative Writing, ESL, Group Projects, Presentations
English, Visual Arts Specialties: MLA, Academic Writing, Creative Writing, Presentations, and Resume Design
English, Geology, Archeology Specialties: English Lit, Poetry, Creative Writing, MLA
Psychology Specialties: Essay Structure and Organization, Paragraph Transitions and Flow, Research Skills (Undergraduate level), Creative Writing
Community, faculty, and staff volunteers
Master of Education Specialties: APA, Essay writing, Academic writing, Presentations, and Research Skills