College of Arts and Sciences

The Writing Center

Applications are now being accepted for the fall tutor training class.  Click here for the Call for Applications.  The Application Coversheet can be found here.  Application deadline is 12 noon on Monday, March 23, 2015.

In order to work as a paid undergraduate peer tutor in the Writing Center, students must first successfully complete ENG 345: Tutor Practicum, Writing Center Theory & Practice, a course that is offered each fall. The course fulfills an Area I requirement of the English major/minor as well as a Writing-Intensive requirement for the GEP. In addition to class time, devoted to the study of writing center theory and practice, and to invention, composing, and revision strategies, students will perform observation and tutoring in the Writing Center. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to apply for paid positions in the Writing Center beginning the following semester. The tutor practicum is open to all university students. About half of our tutors are English majors or minors, but we welcome all majors from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Haub School of Business, and the College of Professional and Liberal Studies. We aim for a diverse staff of peer tutors who are excellent writers, who enjoy working with other writers, and who bring to the Center an array of interests and expertise. Applications for the course are accepted each spring prior to the registration period. Admission to the class is by instructor’s permission only. For more information, contact Dr. Jenny Spinner, Director, Writing Center, at (610) 660-3272 or

Undergraduate students with federal Work Study funds who are interested in working as receptionists in the Writing Center, should contact Dr. Jenny Spinner, Director, Writing Center, at (610) 660-3272 or

Students in the graduate Writing Studies Program who are interested in graduate assistantships in the Writing Center should contact Professor Tenaya Darlington, Director, Writing Studies, at (610) 660-3271 or

Graduate students at Saint Joseph’s who have prior experience as writing tutors and are interested in working as paid tutors should contact Dr. Jenny Spinner, Director, Writing Center, at (610) 660-3272 or

We are not currently accepting applications for professional tutors.