Be a Tutor

We’re delighted you’re interested in becoming a Writing Center undergraduate tutor. We welcome undergraduate applications from all years, majors, and schools.

What does a tutor do, exactly?
If you’re unsure about whether or not this job is for you:

  • Read about us on our site: http://writingcenter.georgetown.edu
  • Visit the Writing Center (217a Lauinger) to get feedback on your own writing
  • Talk with current tutors about what we do

Being a tutor can be tremendously satisfying. Yet it requires a significant time commitment, including a four-credit fall semester seminar, “Approaches to English Composition.” So please consider your other academic and extracurricular activities carefully before applying.

Application timeline:

  • Please submit parts 1, 2, and 3 of the application (directions below) as a single PDF file to writingcenter@georgetown.edu.
  • Please email the letter in part 4 (below) to your faculty reference as soon as possible.
  • We must receive all application material, including your faculty reference, by 5:00pm Friday, March 24.
  • We’ll then invite some applicants to interview that last week in March and the first week in April.
  • We’ll make final selections and notify next year’s tutors before Easter break.

Do not hesitate to contact us at writingcenter@georgetown.edu with any questions.

Sincerely,
David Lipscomb
Georgetown University Writing Center

 

Georgetown University Writing Center
Undergraduate Tutor Application, 2017-18

Please submit parts 1, 2, and 3 as a single PDF file to writingcenter@georgetown.edu.

Part 1: Basic Information

  • Name:
  • Email address and cell phone:
  • Graduating class (2018, 2019 or 2020):
  • School, major(s), and minor(s):
  • Work-study status:
  • First language:
  • Foreign languages and fluency level (beginner, intermediate, fluent):
  • Faculty recommender:

Part 2: Personal Statement
Why do you want to be a Writing Center tutor and why might you make a good tutor (500 words)?

Part 3: Writing Sample and Reflection

  • Include a copy of an essay or excerpt from a longer essay (roughly three to six pages) that you have written for a class at Georgetown.
  • Then briefly tell us what you remember about how you wrote it, especially how the   writing process you used in this instance relates to what you’ve learned more generally about the approaches to pre-writing (brainstorming, planning), drafting, revising and final editing that work best for you (250 words).

Part 4: Faculty Recommendation
Please ask a faculty member who knows you well to write a brief recommendation for you. In your email requesting the recommendation, please give your professor the following instructions (you can simply cut and paste the following or convey the instructions in your own style):

“The Writing Center requests that you email your brief recommendation to writingcenter@georgetown.edu by Friday, March 24, 2017. Your recommendation should include how you know me and an assessment of my writing (including organization, style, and mechanics); tutoring potential (ability to listen, interest in discussing the work of other students, patience, flexibility); and responsibility (meeting deadlines and other obligations).”