Writing Center Tutor

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of Writing Center Faculty and indirect supervision of other faculty and staff, the Writing Center Tutor is responsible for providing tutoring service to individual students within a collaborative physical environment, or one-to-one online. The Writing Center Tutor is assigned to meet with students in one-to-one appointments and/or respond to electronic submissions.  The Writing Center Tutor receives training in current writing center and tutoring theory and experiences opportunities to develop professional skills as a leader and educator.

Typical Duties

  • Offer feedback on developing drafts of students’ papers
  • Engage in discussions about the student’s assignment and related materials
  • Generate examples to demonstrate a writing technique
  • Guide students verbally through strategies for prewriting, drafting, and revising
  • Make suggestions for students’ progress while ensuring student ownership of their work
  • Encourage experimentation and practice
  • Recognize and commend students’ accomplishments
  • Detect and address writing issues constructively, as appropriate
  • Participate in regular tutor training
  • Assist with daily operations, as needed
  • Assist with preparation and distribution of Writing Center-related information and materials


  • At least one quarter of coursework at GHC
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated patience and open-mindedness
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective writing skills, as demonstrated through writing samples
  • Effective reading and interpersonal skills, as demonstrated through an interview
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology for writing and communication purposes
  • Demonstrated passion for Grays Harbor College and for helping students


Regular weekly schedule, based on need and employee availability, 4-10 hours per week during academic quarters, Mondays-Thursdays, typically between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

How to Apply

1. Complete the Workstudy Job Application form

2. If eligible, you will receive instructions on what to do next.