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Speaking Fellows (Peer Speaking Tutors)


Applicants must:

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be in good standing
  • Have fulfilled their primary writing requirement (PWR) or be currently enrolled in WRT 105 / WRT 105E to fulfill their PWR this semester

Applicants must also have at least one recommendation that will be submitted electronically using the Speaking Fellow Recommendation Form.

How to Apply

Speaking fellows accept applications during the Fall semester. Keep an eye out for our information sessions and application deadlines.

To apply to become a speaking fellow, fill out the online Speaking Fellow Application Form.

Application Review Process

After submitting applications, candidates will be invited to participate in two interviews: an individual interview with the current speaking fellow coordinator and a group interview with several current speaking fellows. The individual interview features a short presentation and candidates will receive the prompt for it after submitting their applications.  

Selected candidates will take WRT247 "Spoken Communication and Peer Tutoring," a semester-long, four-credit course, to prepare them for tutoring.

For more on what speaking fellows do and the process of becoming one, visit our main tutoring overview page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Arbogast, the Speaking Fellow Coordinator, at