Writing Tutorial Services hopes to hire students—both graduates and undergraduates—who have demonstrated ability and confidence in writing papers and who will be friendly and approachable when working with other students. We are looking in particular for students who have the ability to discuss others’ writing constructively or to work in small groups.
The majority of WTS tutorials are for classes other than English. WTS would therefore like to encourage applications from students from a variety of disciplines, particularly sciences and social sciences. And because students who visit WTS are a widely diverse group—in terms of ethnicity, nationality, religion, race, and gender—we encourage applications from those who reflect this diversity.
Both graduate students and undergraduates at IU are invited to submit applications to WTS. In addition, WTS solicits nominations from faculty members for undergraduate candidates as described below.
Writing Tutorial Services hires graduate students to work on an hourly basis as tutors at WTS in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Wells Library. Graduate students from any discipline or department at IU are eligible to apply for tutoring positions, and may hold positions as associate instructors in their home departments while also working as tutors at WTS. Teaching or tutoring experience will of course be considered when applications are reviewed, as will breadth of background in the subject areas in which candidates would feel comfortable tutoring.
To apply for a position as a WTS tutor, submit the following materials:
- a letter of application describing any teaching or tutoring experience and listing the disciplines in which you’d be most comfortable tutoring student writing
- a resume or curriculum vitae
- a sample of your own academic writing; the sample should be 3-5 pages long and may be something written for a course or part of a dissertation, thesis, or other project.
Send these materials to:
Jo Ann Vogt, WTS Coordinator
CITL Writing Program
Wells Library E250
1320 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Applications are accepted on a ongoing basis. To be considered for a tutoring position for the fall semester, however, it’s best to submit an application by early April of the preceding spring semester.
Graduate tutors should expect to work 10 hours per week at all WTS locations combined. In addition to their tutoring hours, all tutors are required to participate in 5 hours of tutor training, conducted in the first week of the fall semester, and to attend biweekly staff meetings throughout the semester. Tutors are expected to establish a weekly tutoring schedule during the first week of the semester and to maintain that schedule, working the same days and hours each week, throughout the remaining weeks of the semester. All tutors are required to work at least one evening shift each week.
WTS hours: 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday; 10am to 5pm Friday.
Rates of pay
Tutors are paid $12.50 per hour for the hours they work at WTS, for tutor staff or training meetings, and for any other work they do for WTS.
More information here.