Academic Writing Center Positions

Primary Responsibilities

Academic Writing Center (AWC) Tutors are UC students who are interested in providing academic support to their fellow students. Tutors are recruited from colleges across the university to provide assistance with writing from all manner of disciplines and genres. The AWC Tutors’ primary roles are:

  • Facilitating tutoring sessions with UC students in the Academic Writing Center in Langsam Library
  • Attending all scheduled tutoring sessions on time and be prepared to assist the student as required
  • Providing a safe space for students to learn and make mistakes using strategies learned through training workshops
  • Attending trainings as required to continually develop tutoring skills
  • Maintaining a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, grades, and other student complaints
  • Modeling appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to all UC staff, faculty, and students
  • Acting as a representative for the Academic Writing Center across campus

Qualifications

Competitive AWC Tutor applicants will have:

  • At least one year of college complete and at least one semester at UC (by the start of employment)
  • 3.3 GPA or above required (and must maintain a 3.3 University GPA and a 3.0 Term GPA in order to remain eligible employed)
  • Completion of ENGL 2089 or equivalent
  • B+ or higher in English composition courses
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (to be determined by the Academic Services Administrator)

Reference Requirements

For the application, you must submit at least 2 references. Students should solicit references from UC faculty or staff who have seen the student's academic, leadership, and communication skills.

References should not include personal or family friends, supervisors from non-relevant employment, or other UC students.

How to Apply

Once you have reviewed the position responsibilities and qualifications, go back to the Student Employment main page and apply. You are able to select more than one position you want to apply for within the application, but you should not select all positions.

Questions?

Contact the Learning Commons Front Desk at (513) 556-3244 or email the professional staff member supervising the position. Go to the Learning Commons Professional Staff page for details on the supervisor you should contact.