SCAA Now Hiring Writing Tutors for Winter 2017!


Submit your completed application and additional documents to Helen Ly Christian ( by November 21, 2016.  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:

  • Commit to 15 tutoring hours per week by working with our students on their writing assignments from a variety of courses and disciplines at the SCAA and commit to one of the following.
    • Tutoring through our Online Writing Lab (OWL) for the academic year.  Please contact June Mertens-Barber ( for more information.
    • Serve as a Writing Associate (undergraduate seniors and graduate students only) for the academic year, in which you will be embedded within one course for per quarter to support student writing and assist the faculty member for any in-class activities or commenting on drafts.  Please contact Helen Ly Christian ( for more information.
  • Participate in an intensive orientation at the beginning of the Fall Quarter and attend monthly staff meetings and ongoing training activities throughout the year
  • 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.


  • Must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or grad student at CSUEB for the 16-17 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
  • An interest in taking GS4010: Approaches to Tutoring for Learning (Winter Quarter)
  • 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 $13.00 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.