Become a Tutor

For Undergraduate Students:

To become a tutor, undergraduate students must complete the prerequisite course, Honors/English 2015HW: The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing. It is a Writing Intensive (WI) class which addresses both the theory and practice of tutoring and the foundations of good writing. Therefore, in addition to theoretical frames for what writing tutors do, it focuses on hands-on craft and practical experience working with other writers. This course fulfills a lower division Writing Intensive requirement and a General Education Humanities credit. Prerequisite: English 1000. A/F. This class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00-2:50pm.

This course also prepares students to work as writing tutors, and, in fact, doing well in it qualifies them for a part-time job in the Writing Center in future semesters.

Students interested in the course should contact Dr. Aaron Harms at harmsaa@missouri.edu.

For Graduate Students:

All Writing Center Fellowships are year-long, quarter-time GTA assistantships (.25 FTE, 10 hours/week). These positions spend their 10 hours/week tutoring students from across campus in a combination of face-to-face or online modalities. Applicants must be available for a three-day mandatory orientation and training workshop in August (16th-18th).

Applications for the ’22-’23 year are due by May 1, 2022.

Applications must include:

    1. a 5-10 page writing sample of your best work
    2. a CV
    3. a recommendation letter from a faculty member, emailed to the address below
    4. a completed application form (PDF will be uploaded)

All materials should be sent to Dr. Aaron Harms at harmsaa@missouri.edu.

If you have further questions, please contact the Writing Center at writingcenter@missouri.edu