Sometimes creativity just means the daily work of helping others see a problem in a different way.
Why Become a Peer Tutor?
Tutors are partners, writing tutors are writing partners, for more often than not, good writing is a result of collaboration. From asking a classmate to read an essay written for political science to calling a friend to listen to a letter to an old boyfriend and all kinds of writing in between, the most important question a writer can ask is “Does this make sense?” Without a partner, it isn’t easy to know if we’ve written what we’ve meant or meant what we’ve written.
HUB tutors are partners, here to help their classmates see a problem in a different way, to help them understand what an assignment should demonstrate, to help them organize their ideas and to revise and edit those ideas so they make precisely the sense the writer intended.
HUB partners come from all majors with all kinds of skills and strengths. HUB tutors are SCU students who truly believe in the importance of competence, conscience, and compassion, who enjoy working with/helping others, and who absolutely believe in the power of the written word and in making that power accessible.
Steps in Becoming a HUB Tutor
- Complete prerequisite courses with grades of “B” or better,
- Submit application letter and letter of recommendation;
- Participate in a group interview, and
- Respond to a sample student paper.
Writing 1 and 2 or Critical Thinking and Writing 1 and 2 and English 197: Practicum for Writing Tutors (previously, English 190a). N.B. English 197 meets the Third Writing/Advanced Writing core requirements.
Send a letter of application to Dolores laGuardia, HUB Director (at firstname.lastname@example.org). Explain why you want to be a HUB tutor and what particular skills, interests, and experiences you have to contribute. Include a letter of recommendation written by a previous instructor or employer who can attest to your helpfulness, writing skills, creativity, ability to work well with others and/or any other information to support your application.