The Writing Center

Recommend Tutors

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 slawrenb@gmu.edu

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 CHSS 390: 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. 

 

 

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