Writing and Reading Tutor Positions

Review the LSS Employment Opportunities for basic qualifications for all LSS tutoring positions and for directions on how to apply.

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.

Writing and Reading Group Positions at LSS:

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A desire to learn about the writing, reading and learning process
  • A genuine interest in collaborative learning models
  • A passion for serving student writers and readers at UCSC
  • Aims to foster inclusive and welcoming learning environments on campus
  • Enthusiastic about growing as a writer, reader and young professional
  • Experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Be at least a sophomore in good academic standing who has satisfied the C2 requirement at UCSC or community college. Have a strong understanding of writing and reading conventions in academia.

 

Individual Writing Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Be available to work 7-10 hours a week as well as attend any trainings offered throughout the quarter
  • Hold at least six individual writing tutoring appointments each week. Appointments are 1-hour and 15-minutes in duration
  • Attend a biweekly writing tutor training with a LSS coordinator
  • Perform other logistical tasks: Keep accurate attendance records, submit timesheets biweekly
  • One writing tutor each quarter will be selected to serve students affiliated with Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students office. Often, these students transfer from community colleges and need guidance on how to accustom themselves to skills required for writing and studying at a research university. Preference will be given to tutors who are STARS affiliates.

 

Writing Group Tutor Responsibitlies:

  • Be available to work 6-8 hours a week, as well as attend any trainings offered throughout the quarter
  • Hold 3 to 4 writing group tutoring sessions weekly. Sessions are 1-hour and 15-minutes in duration
  • Prepare 2 hours weekly to focus your sessions on the following writing topics:
    • How reading comprehension connects to writing
    • Introduction to a writing process
    • Developing an argument
    • Outlining and organizing an essay
    • Revising and editing
    • Proofreading and writing mechanics
  • Attend a biweekly writing tutor training with a LSS coordinator
  • Perform other logistical tasks: Keep accurate attendance records, submit timesheets biweekly

 

Reading Group Tutor Responsibilites:

  • Be available to work 6-8 hours a week, as well as attend any trainings offered throughout the quarter
  • Hold 3 reading group tutoring sessions weekly. Sessions are 1-hour and 15-minutes in duration
  • Prepare 2 hours weekly to focus your sessions on the following reading topics:
    • Introduction to reading comprehension and a reading process
    • Understanding and interpreting text
    • Connecting readings to prior knowledge, personal experience and course topics
    • Systems for organizing, annotating and reviewing text
    • Summary vs Critical analysis
    • Strategies for reading assessment such as in short writing assignments, timed essays or short answer response exams
  • Attend a biweekly reading tutor training with a LSS coordinator
  • Perform other logistical tasks: Keep accurate attendance records, submit timesheets biweekly