Writing Tutor and STARS WRITE Mentor Position and Qualifications

Writing Tutor

Writing tutors hold interactive, one-on-one writing appointments across academic disciplines. During these appointments, writing tutors will focus on developing a student’s writing skills by actively engaging them in their writing process.

Expectations:

  • A desire to learn about learning, and the writing and reading processes of other students.
  • Tutoring 6-8 hours per week.
  • Attending a Mandatory Tutor Training the first Saturday of the quarter, and a Logistics Meeting with your Coordinator (Spring 2018: April 14, and April 1, respectively.)  
  • Being at least a sophomore in good academic standing who has satisfied the C2 requirement (either through Core or Writing 2)
  • Enrolling in STEV 96 (2-Unit Course) OR Writing 169 (3-Unit Course) the quarter you are hired. Both are tutor training courses.
  • Attend a monthly staff meeting to check in on your sessions.
  • Attend supplementary trainings (sometimes on Saturdays).

Preference will be given to students with previous tutor training and/or experience

STARS W.R.I.T.E. (Writing and Research Intensive for Transfer Excellence) Mentor

STARS WRITE mentors work with the same STARS student throughout the entire quarter. Often, these students transfer from community colleges and need guidance on how to accustom themselves to research skills required for writing and studying at a research university.

Expectations:

  • A desire to learn about learning, and the writing and reading processes of other students.
  • Tutoring 5-6 hours per week.
  • Successful performance in English IA or 1B (or equivalent lower division writing courses) and other writing intensive courses at UCSC
  • Attending a Mandatory Tutor Training the first Saturday of the quarter, and a Logistics Meeting with your Coordinator (Spring 2018: April 14, and April 1, respectively.)  
  • Enrolling in STEV 96 (2-Unit Course) OR Writing 169 (3-Unit Course) the quarter you are hired. Both are tutor training courses.
  • Attend a monthly staff meeting to check in on your sessions.
  • Attend supplementary trainings (sometimes on Saturdays).

Preference will be given to current STARS students as well as to students with previous tutor training and/or experience.

After being interviewed, all potential LSS candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from an instructor. You do not have to provide this until you have completed an interview.