Penn State Learning, which supports undergraduate learning through peer tutoring and peer-guided study groups, hires qualified undergraduate students to work as writing tutors.
Candidates must be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University Park campus and must have completed or be enrolled in ENGL 250: Peer Tutoring in Writing.
ENGL 250 is a writing course that introduces students to the rhetorical theories and practices of peer tutoring. Through writing, speaking, and reading assignments, as well as through class discussion, students learn techniques for tutoring different types of writing commonly assigned at Penn State, and they become familiar with tutor guidelines and related University policies. The course also includes a practicum of observation and supervised tutoring. English 15 or 30 is a prerequisite.
Successful completion of the course qualifies students for potential employment as paid writing tutors with Penn State Learning. Students are fully trained through the course, so no previous experience or knowledge is required.
The process of enrolling in ENGL 250 begins with the submission of a course application [http://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/writing-tutor-application]. All majors and years are welcome to apply. We value diversity in student voices, experiences, and perspectives, along with the linguistic differences they bring to the course. Course applications will be reviewed and applicants contacted by the instructor to confirm enrollment.