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Master Peer Writing Tutor
Job ID 2355
Job Type On-Campus
Employer Advising and Learning Commons
Date Posted Jul 26, 2022
Category Tutor
Job Description


The Writing Center, a member of the Advising and Learning Commons, offers writing coaching as a free service available to all Prescott College students, designed to help students progress towards academic success. Due to considerable demand for these services, dedicated master’s-level Peer Writing Coaches are needed. Because graduate programs at Prescott College are primarily low residency, this position can be filled by remote employees.

Master Peer Writing Coaches will:

  • Hold online conferences with graduate students to assist them with development, organization, voice, and mechanics in the context of a variety of writing tasks.
  • Provide asynchronous review and feedback in margin notes and narrative format for a variety of graduate-level writing assignments.
  • Write a brief summary and assessment of each conference. 
  • Compile and/or develop relevant instructional materials as needed.
  • Participate in an initial training session and ongoing check-ins with the director of the Writing and Tutoring Center.

Specific hours of employment are flexible and determined primarily based on student schedules and need. Nighttime and weekend appointments are frequently necessary. Weekly hours may vary, but the Graduate Writing Coach should be able to work up to 20 hours per week during peak demand times.

Job Requirements


Candidates for the position MUST have: 

  • Completed some coursework at the master’s level at Prescott College
  • A solid understanding of APA publication requirements, including formatting for student and professional papers, citation and referencing standards, and guidelines for presenting numbers and avoiding biased language.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Google Docs.
  • An open mind, a kind demeanor, and a willingness to learn and apply best practices in coaching to all writing conferences.
  • Strong expository, academic writing skill as demonstrated by a writing sample of 5-10 pages OR
  • Experience providing clear, supportive feedback to student writers as demonstrated by a sample of feedback they have given on a student paper.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A background in social science.
  • Demonstrated experience with teaching, tutoring, mentoring, or coaching.
  • Experience with website development.

If interested, please submit a writing or feedback sample and a CV or resume in this portal.

Review of applications will begin immediately; successful applicants will be invited to participate in a Zoom interview with the director of the Writing and Tutoring Center.



Available Openings 2
Work-Study Requirement? Preferred but not required
Hours 1.0 to 20.0 hours per week
Compensation $16/hour
Time Frame Academic Year
Contact Name Catherine Elizabeth Jockell
Contact Email
Work Location Remote
Phone N/A
Fax N/A

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