Writing Tutors and STARS WRITE Mentor Position and Qualifications

All students interested in becoming a writing tutor must fill out a writing application and send two samples of their writing to lss@ucsc.edu

One-on-One and Drop-In Writing Tutors: 

In the general writing assistant position, you work with students in Writing 2 and Writing Across Disciplines to help them develop strong writing habits that will lead to success at the university. This is NOT an editing position- you are expected to develop ways to actively engage your students in the writing process.

  • Position Requirements
    • The position requires a minimum of 5-6 hours per week
    • Be at least a sophomore in good academic standing (junior/senior preferred)
    • Have satisfied the C2 requirement (either through Core or Writing 2)
    • For Writing Across Disciplines, students with upper-division coursework will be given preference
    • Preference will be given to students with previous tutor training and experience
    • Attend writing specific trainings as required

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

In the STARS WRITE Mentor position, you work with STARS students to help them develop strong writing habits that will lead to success at the university. Often these students have transferred from community colleges and are not accustomed to the research process and stringent requirements of a research university. This is NOT an editing position- you are expected to develop ways to actively engage your students in the writing process.

  • Position Requirements
    • The position requires a minimum of 5-6 hours per week
    • Preference goes to current STARS student (see STARS website)
    • You need to have done well in English 1A and 1B (or equivalent basic writing courses) AND writing-intensive coursework at UCSC
    • Preference will be given to students with previous tutor training and experience
    • Attend writing specific trainings as required