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Writing Center peer tutors are talented and accomplished undergraduates from across the university. Our current group of peer tutors includes majors from Biology, Engineering, History, Economics, Philosophy, Global Affairs, English, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Theater.
We welcome faculty recommendations of strong writers in any discipline. To recommend a student as a peer tutor, please contact Susan Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifications for Peer Tutoring
Peer tutors are strong writers who have good interpersonal skills and a passion for sharing their knowledge. Between four and eight peer tutors are selected each semester through a competitive process that includes faculty recommendations and an interview. Specific requirements for peer tutors include
60 completed credit hours
a grade of “A” or proficiency credit in Honors 110 or English 302
an overall GPA of at least 3.0
an overall GPA of at least 3.5 in their major
Peer Tutoring Education
Peer tutors enroll in English 389: Peer Tutoring in the Disciplines, a one-credit, repeatable course that puts them in the Writing Center as full-fledged tutors and emphasizes learning through action. Peer tutors receive both a theoretical background in Writing Center tutoring as well as practical guidance by an experienced graduate tutor mentor who will helps them prepare to tutor on their own.