How to Become a Tutor
Who are peer tutors?
Peer tutors are high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors who are interested in the teaching and learning of writing. As a tutor, you will provide individual and small-group writing support to students, faculty, and staff from first-year to graduate in every discipline, while studying writing center research and theory. As you teach and learn in collaboration with others, you will develop your own writing abilities, interpersonal skills, and leadership potential.
Undergraduate peer tutors are paid $9.00-$10.50 per hour. Graduate tutors are paid $12.50 per hour. Hours range from 3-20 per week. Initial and continued employment is contingent upon fulfilling the responsibilities and requirements below.
See current peer tutors.
- New Orlando tutors enroll in a required tutor education course, ENC 4275/5276: Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing. UCF students based on regional campuses may also take this course face-to-face in Orlando. For more information, see the course description.
- Tutor writing across the disciplines
- Participate in required orientation at the start of the semester (Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
- Continuing staff participate in required ongoing weekly education and professional development, including assigned reading, writing, research, and special projects
- Staff the front desk and contribute to the daily operation of the UWC
- Represent and promote the UWC at campus events
- Design and deliver classroom presentations and workshops on writing
- Create writing resources for use by the UWC
- Learn to consult face-to-face and online
- Be available to consult, as needed, online and in satellite locations
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Maintain an active interest in writing center research, theory, and practice
How do I apply to the Orlando UWC?
- Review the information on this page, as well as the course description for ENC 4275/5276: Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing.
- E-mail the UWC director, Mark Hall, Ph.D. (RMarkHall@ucf.edu), to express your interest in becoming a peer tutor.
- Ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation in support of your application and e-mail it to Mark Hall at RMarkHall@ucf.edu.
- If you are accepted, you will receive a permit to enroll in the course.