Do you enjoy writing and working with people?
Be a peer tutor in CLC’s Writing Center.

NOTE: We have selected and hired our new peer writing tutors for 2022-2023. We will start the application process for 2023-2024 in April 2023.

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. 

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

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 coaching writing.  This class meets once a week on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 – 5:15 pm.

Tutors are paid on an hourly basis for their work in the writing center. 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.

Apply Now

If you would like to apply, see the link below for our online application:

Online Application Closed – Will Open in April 2023

For more information, please contact contact Jenny Staben, Writing Center Faculty Coordinator, at (847) 543-2594 or via e-mail ( or Colton Wansitler, Tutoring Cooridinator, Writing, at (847) 543-2452 or vial email (

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