SCAA Now Hiring Writing Tutors for the 2018-2019 Academic Year


Submit your completed application and additional documents to June Barber ( by May 25, 2018.  You will be contacted if selected for an interview.

Do you often get asked to review papers by your classmates? Interested in learning about how to help others with their writing? Interested in pursuing teaching in the future or developing teaching and communication skills? Consider applying to be a SCAA Writing Tutor – a versatile position that allows you to tutor your peers with opportunities to assist students through an online medium and/or be embedded in one course for one quarter to support students throughout their writing process.

Writing Tutor Responsibilities:

SCAA Writing Tutors will commit a minimum of 10 total hours per week tutoring at the SCAA by committing to one or more of the following programs:

Peer Tutoring
Peer Tutors provide one-on-one tutoring at the SCAA, located on the Upper Mall of the Library.  Please contact Sara Schupack ( for more information

  • Tutor students individually in drop-in, one-time, or standing appointments.
  • Fully participate in Orientation, training, and meetings.
  • Develop resources (videos, handouts, workshops, etc.)  according to CSUEB
    student needs
  • Use talents to assist in SCAA’s development and operations in areas such as outreach, training, our eTutoring program, etc.

Online Writing Lab

OWL Tutors give comments on papers and send them back to students within 72 hours.

Please contact June Mertens Barber at ( for  more information.

  • Use Microsoft Word to provide comments on papers; Have access to proper technology each quarter to review OWL submissions.
  • Email papers back to the OWL Coordinator and student within 72 hours.
  • Fully participate in Orientation, training, and meetings.

Writing Associates

Writing Associates (undergraduate seniors and graduate students only) are embedded within one course for per quarter to assist faculty and support student writing. Please contact Sara Schupack ( for more information.

  • Meet with faculty member regularly and attend the class throughout the quarter.
  • With the instructor, establish your role in the course for the quarter, which can include giving written feedback, presenting an in-class workshop, or developing learning materials for students, depending on students’ needs throughout the quarter.
  • Schedule and provide individual and/or group consultations with students in addressing global and local concerns of a writing assignment.
  • Serve as a Peer Tutor for writing at the SCAA by tutoring students individually in drop-in, one-time, or standing appointments.
  • Fully participate in Orientation, training, and meetings, including online components such as weekly Discussion Board posts.


  • Must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or grad student at CSUEB for the 17-18 academic year
  • Must have availability for consistent working hours and regular meetings for a maximum of 20 hours a week
  • A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
  • A developing knowledge of tutoring approaches and an awareness of content resource materials
  • An ability to interact effectively with diverse populations in individual or group settings
  • A completed application (attached) with a brief recommendation by a professor (form provided in application) and an academic writing sample

Pay Rates and Other Perks:

  • Tutors are paid $13.50 an hour, with the opportunity for raises with each academic year you are a writing tutor
  • Tutors are paid for all activities outlined in the “Writing Tutor Responsibilities” section
  • Tutors who complete all their training requirements will receive a College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) Internationally Certified Level One Tutor credential
  • Tutors become a part of the SCAA Learning Community, a group of passionate and fun peers, and are invited to several SCAA social activities.  Tutors also develop professional skills transferable to future careers, including communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

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