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Become a Tutor

Being a tutor helps you to:

  • support and help other students
  • develop your writing skills
  • enhance your tutoring and teaching skills
  • reflect about writing, learning, and teaching
  • improve your leadership and communication skills
  • obtain experience that can be put on a resumé.

There are several types of opportunities for students in the Writing Centre: work study, honorarium, and volunteering. To apply for the work study, you need to be eligible and register for the Work Study Program.

To become a tutor, you need to:

  • have achieved at least a 3.33 GPA in your writing courses
  • provide a sample of your writing and a resumé
  • be committed to show up on time for your shifts with a positive attitude
  • show an eagerness to learn and develop your tutoring and writing skills
  • attend tutor training sessions and reflect on your tutoring practice
  • have good interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, please contact the Writing Centre by emailing, calling 250-371-5748 or dropping by OM 1411.

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