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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 are now accepting applications! We will be holding information sessions on 10/3 at 5:00, 10/9 at 8:00, and 10/11 at 7:00, all in Rush Rhees Library G121B. Applications will be due by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 17.

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