Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Become a Tutor

Do you like writing and helping others?

Do people turn to you for advice about writing?

Do you want to learn more about writing and tutoring?

If so, becoming a Writing Centre tutor is right for you!

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 writing_ctr@tru.ca, calling 250-371-5689 or dropping by HOL 104.