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Peer Writing Tutor

Peer Writing Tutors meet 1-on-1 with students to help them develop effective writing and communication skills on a range of writing projects including essays, lab reports, personal statements and more.


To be considered, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrate effective college writing skills through a writing sample
  • Have a commitment to helping students grow as writers


Job Responsibilities

  • Work a minimum of 8 hours per week
  • Hold 1-on-1, individualized appointments with students
  • Facilitate student learning by modeling effective writing processes and strategies
  • Accurately report on all sessions through our EAB scheduling platform
  • Facilitate various writing workshops and events throughout the semester
  • Model appropriate professional behaviors and attitudes
  • Check schedule 24 hours in advance for the appointments they have the following day
  • Be on time and prepared for all tutoring hours 
  • Obtain coverage for all shifts if unable to attend due to illness, etc. 
  • Maintain an accurate log of all hours worked through our time-keeping software
  • Maintain confidentiality on academic matters students disclose to them (grades, complaints, etc.)
  • Attend and participate in all required trainings and biweekly staff meetings 
  • New Tutors are expected to participate in and complete the SSC Peer Leader Training Cohort during their first semester of employment
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Peer Writing


Breakdown of Hours

  • 8 – 10 hours of 1-on-1 writing tutoring availability
  • 1 hour every other week for staff meetings
  • 1 hour each week for Cohort (new Peer Tutors only)
  • Additional hours available for special events

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