Writing Tutorial Services hires graduate students to work on an hourly basis as tutors at WTS in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Wells Library. Graduate students from any discipline or department at IU are eligible to apply for tutoring positions and may hold positions as associate instructors in their home departments while also working as tutors at WTS. Teaching or tutoring experience will be considered when applications are reviewed, as will breadth of background in the subject areas for which candidates would feel comfortable tutoring.
Apply to be a tutor!
To apply for a position as a WTS tutor, submit the following materials:
- a letter of application describing any teaching or tutoring experience and listing the disciplines for which you’d be most comfortable tutoring student writing
- a resume or curriculum vitae
- a sample of your own academic writing; the sample should be 3-5 pages long and may be something written for a course or part of a dissertation, thesis, or other project.
Send these materials via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please note that, while you are welcome to submit your application during the summer, WTS currently hires new tutors only during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Graduate tutors should expect to work 10 hours per week at all WTS locations combined. In addition to their tutoring hours, all tutors are required to participate in 5 hours of tutor training, conducted in the first week of the fall semester, and to attend monthly staff meetings throughout the semester. Tutors are expected to establish a weekly tutoring schedule during the first week of the semester and to maintain that schedule, working the same days and hours each week, throughout the remaining weeks of the semester. All tutors are required to work at least one evening shift each week.
WTS hours: 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday; 10am to 5pm Friday.
Rates of pay
Graduate tutors are paid $16 per hour for tutoring hours, for tutor training meetings, and for any other work they do for WTS.
Opportunities for graduate tutors
In addition to regular tutoring hours during the academic year, graduate tutors have several opportunities to help their fellow students, including summer tutoring (if available), leading dissertation and article writing groups, and developing workshops on writing topics. Advanced graduate tutors can apply for one of two Graduate Assistant positions at WTS: the Dissertation Writing Group GA and the Journal Article Writing Group GA. These are full year positions that tutors can apply for during the preceding spring semester.