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. We are currently accepting applications for academic year 2022-2023. The application deadline has been extended to 5pm on Friday, April 8th.

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

  1. Read about us on our site: you’re already here!
  2. (Highly recommended) Sign up for a 30-minute online session by clicking “Book an Appointment” on our homepage. A session will give you a clearer idea of what the job entails. (Hint: It’s a big plus if you’ve taken the initiative to get first-hand knowledge of what exactly we do.)

Being a tutor can be tremendously satisfying. Yet it requires a significant time commitment, including a three-credit fall semester seminar, “Approaches to Teaching English Composition,” offered only on Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 6:00pm in the fall. So please consider your other academic and extracurricular activities carefully before applying.

Application timeline:

  • Please submit parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the application (directions below) as a single PDF file to
  • Applications are due no later than Friday, March 25 at 5pm.
  • We’ll then invite some applicants to interview the week of April 4.
  • We’ll make final selections and notify next year’s tutors before the end of Early Registration.

Do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions.


Karen Shaup, Director, Georgetown University Writing Center 

Georgetown University Writing Center
Undergraduate Tutor Application

Please submit parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 as a single PDF file to

Part 1: Basic Information

Email address and cell phone:
Graduating class (2023, 2024, or 2025):
School, major(s), and minor(s):
Work-study status:
Extra-curricular activities (list any that will demand 2+ hours per week):
First language:
Foreign languages and fluency level (beginner, intermediate, fluent):

Part 2: Cover Letter and Résumé

In a one page cover letter, explain why you are interested in becoming a Writing Center tutor. Describe what qualities, skills, and dispositions you possess that might make you a successful tutor. If relevant, describe any previous experiences you have had working with other student writers, in a classroom setting or otherwise. 

Please also submit a résumé. 

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: Name and Contact Information for Three References 

Provide contact information for three references. No formal recommendation letters are required at this time.