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Become a Writing Tutor

Click here for the Writing Center Application Form

Students in good academic standing are eligible to apply. The only students who are asked not to apply are seniors, as they will graduate prior to being eligible for work.

 We look for students who can:

  • Communicate well and listen actively
  • Analyze texts
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with writing across the curriculum
  • Know and explain basic rules of standard written English

Peer Tutoring in Writing Courses:

GS300: Theory and Practice of Peer Tutoring

This course has two purposes: (1) to delve into the complex processes involved in writing and talking about writing; and (2) to prepare students to work as writing consultants in the Colorado College Writing Center. Key course themes include the theory and practice of writing, the theory and practice of tutoring, critical thinking, self-awareness, and team-building. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and apply theories to specific tutoring situations, role play, solve problems in groups, and practice tutoring. Interested students must apply during second block for participation in the class. The course is held annually during half block. ½ unit; Pass/Fail only; COI required; Instructor: Tracy Santa.

GS395: Peer Tutoring Practicum
Building on GS 300: Theory and Practice of Peer Tutoring, the practicum serves as a structured apprenticeship through which tutors can apply their theoretical knowledge to practical situations. The course includes collaboration with experienced tutors, practice tutoring, and review of videotaped practice sessions. The course also requires a reflective journal and a critical essay examining ways in which writing center theory bears on practice. This course is mandatory for students who wish to become Writing Center consultants. ½ unit; Pass/Fail only; GS 300 or COI; Instructor: Tracy Santa.

Contact Tracy Santa at 719-389-6809 or at for more information.


Fall 2015 Application Submission Dates:  21 September - 13 October

Fall 2015 Candidate Interview Dates:  2 November - 6 November

Spring 2015 Half-Block Training Dates:  4 January - 14 January