Be a Peer Tutor

The Writing Center employs highly-motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors who: 

  • enjoy writing and have strong writing skills
  • work well with their peers
  • are reliable and responsible
  • are interested in a learning experience that will enrich their education

Writing Consultant Responsibilities:

  • work a minimum of 2 hours per week in a regular shift or shifts each semester
  • talk with students about their ideas and drafts and provide strategies for effective writing
  • participate in required orientation, staff meetings, and professional development activities
  • be eager to continue growing and developing as a consultant
  • be punctual and reliable in fulfilling shifts

Benefits of Writing Center Consulting

  • Consulting offers students an opportunity to develop leadership, communication, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.
  • Consultants gain experience in real pedagogical situations.
  • Consultants often report that their own writing improves.
  • Consultants receive an hourly salary.

Interested in applying for a Writing Center position?

Contact the Director, Dr. Jody Cardinal, by phone (516-876-3093), email (cardinalj@oldwestbury.edu) or in person in the Writing Center for more information about the application process and deadlines.