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Peer Writing Tutors

Peer Writing Tutors are students who have been hired and trained to serve as a constructive audience for all stages of your writing. In addition to possessing strong writing skills, a Peer Writing Tutor must have a thoughtful understanding of the writing process, sensitivity to the difficulties that student writers encounter, and considerable good judgment, patience and tact.

How to use Peer Writing Tutors

Peer Writing Tutoring is available throughout the semester. Writing Tutors can always be found in the Jacobson Center, Sunday through Thursday nights, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. However, no new papers are read after 9:30. While no appointments are necessary, we do operate on a first-come first-served basis, so the earlier you arrive, the more likely your paper is to be read. If you’d like a Writing Tutor to review your draft at any stage of the writing process, just drop by Seelye 307 or one of the other locations. Be aware, though, that certain times of the semester, such as mid-term, may be busier than others. So plan ahead and come early!

How to become a Peer Writing Tutor

A student who is interested in becoming a Peer Writing Tutor must be nominated by a faculty member. After submitting an application and a writing sample, the student is interviewed by the Supervisor of the Peer Writing Tutor Program. Each year, the Jacobson Center hires only seven or eight Tutors, so becoming one is very competitive.