Wensberg Writing Center Peer Tutor Trainee (WCPTT)
Wensberg Writing Center Peer Tutor
Trainees receive a full semester of training before they begin
tutoring other students individually. Students who are applying to
tutor in the fall, must apply at the beginning of the previous
spring semester before employment would begin, while student
applicants wishing to tutor in the spring, must apply at the
beginning of the previous fall semester. Note that applications may
always be submitted; however, interviews generally occur at the end
of the semester before the training semester begins.
Qualified applicants will be responsible for
tutoring Franklin Pierce students in the Wensberg Writing Center and
online at all stages of the writing process across the curriculum,
including analyzing assignments, planning, organizing, drafting and
revising, with emphasis on helping students to improve their writing
processes and skills. Other responsibilities include making
appointments, maintaining email and phone calls, scheduling and
keeping accurate and up-to-date records of student appointments.
Applicants of all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
The job also requires mandatory
staff meetings and ongoing professional development training. This
position is designed not only as a form of student employment, but
as a supplement to their academic experience.
Advanced reading, writing, and
organizational skills. Applicants should be at least a sophomore,
maintaining a 3.0 GPA, having passed with a “B” or better both
Composition I and II.
WWCPTT Qualifications and Skills Required
Must be able to use
Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
Must be punctual and have the ability to follow
instructions, be dependable, display motivation and a pleasant
and cooperative work attitude
Be attentive to detailed work, and perform
work thoroughly and accurately with minimal supervision.
Understanding of the importance of writing as the
means of academic conversation
Awareness that The Wensberg Writing Center (WWC)
considers the Peer Tutor Trainee position as the beginning of a
career choice. Although this position is academic in nature, it
is also a customer service-orientated position that requires
courtesy and helpfulness.
Accommodate a weekly minimum number of hours
Attend all tutor training sessions and meetings
Keep accurate Client Reports of tutoring sessions
Be sensitive and accommodating to a student needs
Responsibilities May Include, (but aren’t limited to):
WWC Peer Tutor Trainees, receive paid training for one semester
prior to beginning their solo-tutoring career. Because of this
investment in training, only applicants who are interested in
working at the Writing Center for the duration of their FPU Career
should apply for this position.
Reviewing course syllabus; clarify and communicate
information presented by the course instructors on a
regular basis throughout the semester
Making outreach visits to classes
Participating in Open House events, Step-up Days,
Assisting students in understanding the textbook,
lecture notes, assignments and other resource materials
Helping students organize their thoughts/learn how
to approach material (stress study skills) and check for
understanding by asking and answering questions
Determining student client need, requests, and
taking appropriate step(s) to meet that need
Allowing time for explanation as well as for
Scheduling follow-up appointments with client as
Striving to enhance Center operations by creating
a congenial, learning atmosphere
Peter C. Wensberg Writing Center Employment
professionally formatted letter of introduction that includes
the following details:
of personal/professional interest and aptitude in tutoring
successful completion of Composition I & II (name of
professor, and grade received)
information of faculty reference (may be same as Comp I or
Comp II instructor)
Documentation That Provides Additional Evidence of Aptitude
Applicants should send documents directly to Molly Badrawy, Peter C.
Wensberg Writing Center Coordinator at