Become a Writing Tutor

Thank you for your interest in joining the SLC Writing Program! Please expand below to explore opportunities available and submit an application to join us today.

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Writing Tutor Specifics

Positions Available

  • Writing Tutor

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two “Incomplete” grades
  • Not on academic probation
  • Must have fulfilled R&C requirement
  • Satisfactory completion of application

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for writing and the learning process
  • Desire to grow as a writer and budding professional
  • Strong interest in collaborative learning models
  • Strong interest in serving the writing community at Cal
  • Willingness to engage in reflective practice
  • Experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Strong understanding of US college writing conventions

Program Requirements for Selected Candidates

  • Attend weekly seminar, scheduled for Wednesdays 4-6PM, starting week 2 of instruction
  • Commit up to 7 hours per week*

*Note: Students may not be employed by the University more than 50% time during the fall or spring semester in any combination of titles. Students may work up to 100% time during the summer and during the winter break. Moreover, if study group attendance drops below 4 for two consecutive weeks, study group hours will be converted to drop-in hours. 


  • Attend weekly seminar 
  • Prepare for weekly seminar
  • Provide individual and/or group tutoring
  • Foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment
  • Perform other tasks as assigned: Observations of the services, meeting with more experienced tutors, work performance conference(s), event planning/coordination, data entry, workshop facilitation and preparation, presentations, and support for professional staff, as needed

Application Procedure

Materials Required

  • General Applicant Information
  • Short responses
  • Program-specific supplemental material (writing sample, assessment exercise, etc.)
  • Current academic transcript (unofficial accepted); please include verification that you satisified the R&C Requirement
  • Faculty/Advisor Recommendation Form (must be submitted by the first day of service)


  • Submit a separate application for each position and each program
  • Request a faculty/advisor recommendation for each position and each program (must be submitted by the first day of service)
  • Candidates who submit a complete application and who satisfy the minimum qualifications and program requirements will be invited for an interview
  • Candidates are notified of the results of their applications in writing within three weeks of their interviews


  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.


Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all tutor positions are filled. Upcoming review date(s): Our Fall 2019 Cohort has been filled. Please check back after week 10 for openings in our Spring 2020 cohort. 


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