Writing Center

Become a Tutor

Interested in tutoring with the Fort Lewis College Writing Center?

The Writing Center seeks enthusiastic peer educators to join our staff.  Writing Center tutors have the opportunity to mentor writers from disciplines across campus, and to develop their own writing skills.    As a Writing Center tutor, you will spend most of your time talking with students one-on-one: listening, asking questions, and discussing choices as writers brainstorm, draft, and refine their papers. You’ll also attend staff meetings and participate in ongoing professional development activities.  You may also represent the Writing Center at campus events and work on other projects, like creating instructional materials, trying out education-related technology, and helping us develop new programs and services. 

We encourage applications from individuals who are passionate about writing and have strong academic skills. Preference may be given to applicants with prior areas of expertise, such as tutoring, ESL, or peer mentorship.  Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to initiate projects and contribute to improvement and growth within the WC

Application Process:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply to join the Writing Center staff, please attach the following documents to an email to Michelle Bonanno, Writing Center Director (bonanno_m@fortlewis.edu):

  1. A completed tutor application form 
  2. A CV or resume
  3. A writing sample that represents your strengths as an academic writer

Selected applicants will be asked to interview with the Writing Center Director at a mutually convenient time.

Tutors must attend a mandatory five-hour peer education training before they begin working as a tutor. Additionally, tutors must also have a completed I-9 form on file with Financial Aid and a W-4 form on file with the Cashier's office