Writing Tutors and STARS WRITE Mentor Position and Qualifications

All students interested in becoming a writing tutor must fill out the following LSS Writing Tutor Application google form.

 

Writing Tutor

In this position, writing tutors are expected to hold interactive one-on-one writing appointments across ALL academic disciplines. During these appointments, writing tutors will focus on developing a student’s writing skills by actively engaging them in the writing process.

This is NOT an editing positon.

Position Requirements include:

  • This position requires 6-8 hours per week.
  • Attend a Mandatory Tutor Training the first Saturday of the quarter.
  • Be at least a sophomore in good academic standing
  • Have satisfied the C2 requirement (either through Core or Writing 2)
  • Enroll in STEV 96 (2-Unit Course) OR Writing 169 (3-Unit Course) the quarter you are hired. Both are tutor training courses.
  • Attend 2-3 supplemental trainings throughout the quarter (Usually held on Saturdays)
  • Please keep in mind that after being interviewed, all LSS employees must submit a letter of recommendation from an instructor. You do not have to provide this until you have completed an interview.

Note: 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

To apply to this position, please make sure to answer the “Questions for TRANSFER students” section in the LSS Writing Application google form.

As a STARS WRITE Mentor, tutors are expected to work with the same STARS student throughout the entire quarter. Similarly, to the position mentioned previously, tutors are expected to assist students with their writing process by engaging them in the development of their writing. Often these students have transferred from community colleges and are not accustomed to the research process in writing assignments at a research university.

This is NOT an editing position.

Position Requirements include:

  • This position requires a minimum of 5-6 hours per week.
  • Attend a Mandatory Tutor Training the first Saturday of the quarter.
  • Have done well in English 1A and 1B (or equivalent lower division writing courses) as well as other writing intensive courses at UCSC
  • Enroll in STEV 96 (2-Unit Course) OR Writing 169 (3-Unit Course) the quarter you are hired. Both are tutor training courses.
  • Attend 2-3 supplemental trainings throughout the quarter (Usually held on Saturdays)
  • Please keep in mind that after being interviewed, all LSS employees must submit a letter of recommendation from an instructor. You do not have to provide this until you have been completed an interview.

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