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How to Apply to Become a Peer Tutor


 

The Hunter College RWC is a peer tutoring program, and tutors must be matriculated students at the college. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at Hunter and interested in applying to be a peer tutor, please read the following and fill out a Tutor Application form. We generally hire tutors before each of the fall and spring semesters, but you may fill out and submit an application at any time and we will contact you during the next hiring period.

Applicants for tutoring positions must be matriculated Hunter students in good standing and are hired on the basis of two 1-1½ hour interviews, usually conducted during the summer (for those applying for the fall semester) or in January (for those applying to work in the spring). We request an academic writing sample, if possible a paper written for a Hunter College course, with MLA, APA, or Chicago style documentation and teacher comments. You will be asked to provide another writing sample post-interview.

To be hired as a tutor at the Center you must:

  • be a currently enrolled Hunter College student, either as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • have completed ENG 120 and ENG 220 (or equivalents), as well as at least one 300-level Humanities or Social Science course
  • be able to attend a weekly training session (for which you will be compensated) every Wednesday from 2-3 pm throughout the semester
  • be planning to attend Hunter for at least one more semester after the one for which you are applying, and be able to tutor that following term

Students from all majors are welcome to apply. You must be a strong academic writer, and you must be comfortable talking about writing and learning new pedagogical strategies and methods. We prefer to hire students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Being a tutor is a paid position, and all tutors are hired on a semester-to-semester basis.

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