Thursday, March 10, 2016

Writing Center Tutors Needed – apply by 4/15

In the fall, the Writing Center will again offer ENGL388W, a semester-long internship to train undergraduate tutors.  This program gives students an opportunity not only to help their peers improve writing skills, but also to become better writers themselves.  Students accepted into the internship attend a weekly class meeting and commit to several hours of supervised tutoring each week.  Coursework includes reading and discussing writing center theory and composition theory, writing reflection and reading-response papers, hearing guest speakers, and developing a tutoring philosophy.  Students earn four upper-level credits. 

To underscore the fact that writing effectively matters in every discipline, we seek students in all majors.  The Writing Center tutors currently include students who are business, psychology, journalism, environmental science, education, biology, government and politics, and English majors.  We are also seek bilingual students and students from diverse backgrounds. 

You may submit the internship application here, or visit the Writing Center, 1205 Tawes Hall, to pick up a hard copy.  Students with questions should contact us in the Writing Center, or at 301-405-3785.  We also invite you to stop by the Writing Center to speak with any of the undergraduate tutors, all of whom have completed or are enrolled in this internship. If you have any questions, please call, email (, or stop by.