About the job

Position Headcount


Position Title

Writing Tutor-English

Organizational Unit

English- Writing Center

Is this Role for an Undergrad or Grad Student?


Average number of hours per week

Up to 19 Hrs

Desired Start Date


Projected End Date


Proposed Hourly Rate


FWS Account Code

503005-Graduate Assistant

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Can this job be done remotely if needed?


Job Description Summary

The Department of English at Chapman University seeks applications for a part-time Writing Center Tutor starting August 2019.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.


Reviewing and offering feedback on students’ written coursework one-to-one and in small groups. Committing to a weekly work schedule. Writing brief reports of what occurred during tutoring sessions. Reading and using resource materials to improve writing and tutoring skills. Working in both face-to-face and online tutoring environments. Creating resource materials for students and tutors. Attending staff meetings. Conducting writing-themed workshops with student groups. Conducting presentations in classrooms about Writing Center services.

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment as a graduate student at Chapman University
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of or enrollment in English 481/581 The Theory and Practice of Writing, Tutoring, and Conferencing
  • Demonstrated understanding of traditional English grammar, standard usage, and American punctuation
  • Interpersonal skills including clarity, conciseness, and patience in communication
  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting

Desired Qualifications

  • Tutoring or teaching background in writing or another discipline
  • Courses in rhetoric, composition, linguistics, or education studies
  • Specialized training or experience in English language learning, such as TESL or TESOL credential
  • Specialized training or experience in dyslexia, thesis or dissertation writing, and science or technical writing
  • College Reading and Learning Association ( CRLA ) Certification
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