Graduate Writing Tutor

Position Information

Position Information

Department English
Alternate Department Description

GMU Writing Center

Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Graduate Writing Tutor
Working Title Graduate Writing Tutor
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number SW044Z
Recruit Number Staff - 8477
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary $18 to $20 per hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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Graduate Writing Tutor

The Mason Writing Center invites graduate students from across the university to apply to join our vibrant tutoring staff of 30+ graduate and undergraduate students. Tutors provide personalized one-on-one consultations for graduate and undergraduate writers from all of Mason’s colleges and schools. They work with writers at any stage of the writing process, offering feedback, sharing strategies, and helping writers make a plan for developing or revising their work.

Graduate writing tutors will begin work on January 18, 2018. The position entails 25 hours of paid training distributed across the first four weeks of the semester, after which tutors will work 10-15 hours per week, according to their preference, for the remainder of the spring and for all subsequent semesters.

Applicants should direct any questions to Dr. Courtney Massie, Assistant Director of the Writing Center, at

Graduate tutors conduct 45-minute face-to-face and asynchronous online (written feedback) tutoring sessions. They may also deliver workshops, contribute to writing center projects, and perform light administrative work between tutoring appointments.

Required Qualifications:
Evidence of strong academic writing skills and performance; well-developed communication skills; friendly and professional demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous tutoring or teaching experience; demonstrated interest in writing education; familiarity with writing conventions of multiple disciplines; familiarity with writing center pedagogy.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples, at least one of which uses and cites sources.

Review of applications will extend through January 5.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 5, 2018
Posting Date 12/04/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current George Mason University graduate student?
    • Yes
    • No

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions) 2