Do you enjoy writing and working with people?

Be a peer tutor in CLC’s Writing Center!

If you will be continuing your studies at CLC in 2019-2020*and have maintained at least a B grade point average, we encourage you to apply for a tutoring position with us.

*You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester to work as a Tutor 1 your first year.

No matter what your major, working as a writing tutor will benefit you in a number of ways.

  • Many studies have shown that tutoring someone else increases one’s own awareness and understanding of a subject.
  • Tutoring gives you valuable work and academic experience.  In fact, writing center staff members frequently provide letters of recommendation for tutors who work in the center a semester or more.
  • Scholarship and admission committees and potential employers take this tutoring experience very seriously.

This Job Could Change Your Life

The most exciting part of becoming a tutor is the experience of working with others—student writers, other tutors, and the writing center staff.  You’ll be joining a vibrant teaching and learning community that will challenge you to grow both academically and professionally.

New tutors spend their fall semester doing two things:  tutoring in the writing center and taking a 3-credit transferable course, English 260 (Intro to Writing Center Theory & Practice), to help them develop both practical and theoretical knowledge about tutoring writing.  This class meets once a week on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 – 5:15 pm. For more information on the English 260 class, follow this link.

Tutors are paid on an hourly basis for their work in the writing center and make $10 an hour their first year. In addition, the Writing Center will reimburse tutors for the cost of English 260 if they earn a B or better in the course and work both fall and spring semesters.

Commitment to Diversity

Our goal as a writing center is to hire a peer writing tutor staff that is as diverse as the writers we work with. We actively seek out applicants from diverse academic, linguistic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Also, since we are a center that serves writers from any class at the college, we think it is important to hire tutors with a variety of majors and academic goals.

For more information and/or to request an application packet, please contact Jenny Staben, Writing Center Faculty Coordinator, at (847) 543-2594 or via e-mail (

Applications Available:  Now at any of our three writing center locations or here

Due on/before:  June 20, 2019

Interviews:  June 17 – June 27, 2019

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