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Employment

 

Writing Consultant

The Writing and Speaking Center is not currently hiring University of Rochester graduate students to become writing consultants. Consultants are graduate students from a variety of disciplines who offer writing tutoring to undergraduate and graduate student writers.

Consultants offer 50 minute tutoring appointments; each tutor typically works between four and eight hours per week. Consultants’ tutoring hours are offered Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., from September through May.

If they desire to, consultants can also  offer workshops and/or support the graduate writing project (GWP).

Compensation 

Pay for this position starts at $16/hour.

Application 

To apply, please email the following materials to WSAP at wsap@ur.rochester.edu by August 2018. 

  • Personal information: student ID number, graduate department or program, and your local address and phone number
  • CV
  • Cover letter: please explain why you would like to become a writing consultant and what relevant skills and experience you would bring to the position
  • A sample of your academic writing (approximately 10-15 pages)

If you are applying for the GWP please indicate in your letter.

GWP position responsibilities follow:

  • Consulting: The GWP tutor offers writing tutoring to graduate student writers through the Writing and Speaking Center. Consultants offer 50 minute tutoring appointments. Each tutor typically works between two and four hours per week. Consultants’ tutoring hours are offered Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. GWP offers tutoring during the academic year as well as during the summer.
  • Event support: The GWP tutor assists at GWP workshops and writing boot camps, and visit writing group sessions (as needed).
  • Workshops: The GWP typically offers 3-4 workshops per semester; depending on need, consultants might be expected to interact with small groups of writers, lead small-group peer review, and/or work with individual writers in a tutoring-like setting. Workshops are held September-May.
  • Writing boot camps: The GWP typically offers 3-4 boot camps per academic year and 3 boot camps in the summer. Boot camps meet for several consecutive days for 3-5 hours. Consultants assist with tutoring.
  • Writing groups: Occasionally, tutors might be needed to visit a writing group in order to facilitate a writing session, troubleshoot a writing problem or challenge, or help the group establish ground rules and goals. Writing groups meet year-round.

For more information about the Writing and Speaking Center and becoming a writing consultant, please email Stefanie Sydelnik at stefanie.sydelnik@rochester.edu