Virtual Writing Center: eTutor
Academic Year: 2018-2019
Supervisor: John Dunham/Anne Maxham
Supervisor Contact: email@example.com
Number of Positions: 1
Hours per Week: 10
- The VWC Peer Writing eTutor is primarily responsible for reviewing and responding to student writing submissions.
- Additionally, the Peer Writing eTutor will sometimes respond to eQuestions and/or confer with students through online synchronous conversations via Google Hangouts.
- The Peer Writing eTutor is responsible for monitoring the online queues for question and writing submissions and responding to work in a timely fashion, starting with the oldest submissions.
- The Peer Writing eTutor provides feedback in written responses and embedded comments in papers. The feedback is based on a hierarchy of needs: first, alignment with the assignment; second, higher order concerns such as organization, information development, and flow; third, suggestions for lower order concerns such as grammar and syntax. The Peer Writing eTutor will also confer with the VWC director or tutor coordinator regularly.
- The Peer Writing eTutor’s secondary responsibilities are attending monthly professional development meetings, reading and reviewing related resources, and engaging in collaboration with other Peer Writing eTutors.
- Most Peer Writing eTutors also engage in ancillary work related to resource development and writing, the VWC newsletter, or special projects.
- The Peer Writing eTutor must be a Graduate student who is eligible for work study.
- The Peer Writing eTutor must have a strong proficiency in writing and facility with online communication.
- The Peer Writing eTutor should be an effective collaborator and communicator interested in supporting other AU students’ growth as writers.
- The Peer Writing eTutor should also be interested in contributing to ongoing conversation and improvement of composition/writing center theory and practices.
- As the majority of work is virtual, the Peer Writing eTutor must have a strong self-directed work ethic.
- Prior tutoring experience, academic consultation, or peer support work is preferred, but not required. Strong presentation and resume-writing skills are a significant plus.
- Most importantly, we seek individuals who are reflective and collaborative, able to accept and utilize feedback, and eager to grow and develop their own skills.
Reading and writing via computer
How to Apply:
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org