Tutoring Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a Writing Center tutor, e-mail Theresa FitzPatrick at fitzpatrick@csp.edu.

In addition to sharpening your writing skills and providing the satisfaction of helping your peers improve theirs, tutoring develops a range of skills that are directly applicable to nearly any career and help fill out a resume. Just a few of these skills include: 

Verbal Communication
-learning to critique by giving feedback that balances support and encouragement with constructive criticism 
-explaining clearly abstract concepts 
-welcoming new writers to the Writing Center 
-providing an introduction to the Writing Center for incoming students

Interpersonal Skills
-working with students from a variety of backgrounds 
-working closely with a supervisor

Critical Thinking and Reading 
-reading and assessing quickly 
-prioritizing errors 
-researching

Teaching Skills 
-breaking down complex ideas and skills into manageable lessons 
-presenting material in a classroom setting 
-creating a lesson plan for the tutoring session 
-helping the writer see the "big picture" of his/her paper 
-creating teaching materials (handouts, tip sheets, etc.)

Working Independently
-staffing the writing center while the director is away 
-Assessing and reflecting upon tutoring experiences

Fall 2017 Hours:                    

Mon.-Thurs.

9am-5pm

Fri.

9am-3pm
Sat.-Sun. CLOSED

Contact Writing Center
Theresa FitzPatrick, Director
Local: (651) 603-6233
E-mail: writingcenter@csp.edu

Mailing Address
1282 Concordia Avenue 
St. Paul, MN 55104-5494
Campus: 651-641-8230