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Writing Consultant / Mentor


  • Tutoring students of varying levels of expertise on all aspects of their writing

  • Working individually with students to help them better understand and improve their writing processes

  • Participating in regular, ongoing training and professional development

  • Attending weekly Writing Center staff development meetings and completing preparation for these meetings during scheduled Writing Center hours

  • Making appointments, answering e-mail and phone messages, completing learning journals logs, and corresponding with instructors

  • Working on special Writing Center projects, as assigned

  • Maintaining a learning journal that connects the theory we read about with tutoring practice and that ideally might lead to conference presentations or articles published in professional journals or newsletters.

  • Working collaboratively with other consultants/mentors and the Writing Center director.


Hours are set for about ten hours each week (eight tutoring and doing professional development, one for staff meeting) but can vary somewhat according to consultants’ schedules. Consultants work during the Fall and Spring fourteen-week terms and (depending upon funding) during the Fall and Spring three-week Interims and Summer session.

Pay rate is comparable to tutors' salaries across campus.



  • Have good academic standing as an undergraduate student enrolled at least half time at UWO

  • Have completed WBIS (or its equivalent) with a grade of B or better

  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing, skill in peer response, and motivation to help others with their writing

  • Have a strong interest in learning about the history, theory, and practice of writing center work

  • Be responsible, mature, and self-directed

  • Demonstrate that they can maintain professionalism while working with clients who are their peers

Experience tutoring in writing, student teaching, or other forms of tutoring are preferred, although not required.

Student Assistants as well as Work Study students may apply.

To Apply

Submit the following to Dr. Crystal Mueller, Writing Center Director:

  • a cover letter detailing your qualifications for and interest in this position;

  • your résumé, including any tutoring, teaching, customer service, or other relevant experience;

  • a sample of your academic writing (a paper of about five to eight pages that makes an argument, not a creative piece) with a cover page that briefly explains the assignment for which you wrote the paper and why you chose to submit this particular piece; and

  • one letter of recommendation (can be sent separately; preferably from an instructor familiar with your writing and work habits/personality).


Deliver this application packet by e-mail to or by hand to Dr. Crystal Mueller in the Student Success Center, Suite 102 (the recommendation can be sent separately). If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mueller.

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Monday 8:30  – 6:30

Tuesday 8:30 – 6:30

Wednesday 8:30 – 6:30

Thursday 8:30 – 6:30

Additional dates and times

by special arrangement


Student Success Center
Suite 102
750 Elmwood Ave.
(920) 424-1152

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