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Position Summary:

Wensberg Writing Center Peer Tutor Trainee

Trainee Expectations:  IMPORTANT FOR F18-S19

Wensberg Writing Center (WWC) Peer Tutor Trainees complete a full semester of training before “graduating” to become tutors.  Training includes a weekly 1-hour training course that can be taken for credit, as well as an apprenticeship with a mentor tutor before being promoted to “Peer Tutor” Students applying in F18 will be trained in S19.  We will be interviewing in October ’18 prior to S19 Registration.

Trainee Expectations:

  • Accommodate a weekly minimum number of hours
  • Attend all tutor training sessions and meetings
  • Keep accurate Client Reports of tutoring sessions
  • Be sensitive and accommodating to a student needs
  • Minimum Requirements/Skills Required
  • Advanced reading, writing, and organizational skills. Should be at least a sophomore, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, having passed with a “B” or better both Composition I and II.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Must be punctual and have the ability to follow instructions, be dependable, display motivation and a pleasant and cooperative work attitude
  • Be attentive to detailed work, and perform work thoroughly and accurately with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of the importance of writing as the means of academic conversation
  • Awareness that The Wensberg Writing Center (WWC) considers the Peer Tutor Trainee position as the beginning of a career choice AND although this position is academic in nature, it is also a customer service-orientated position that requires courtesy and helpfulness.

Duties and Responsibilities as Peer Tutor:

After successful completion of the training semester, WWC Peer Tutors can expect to assist Franklin Pierce students in the Wensberg Writing Center, out in classrooms, and online at all stages of the writing process across the curriculum, including analyzing assignments, planning, organizing, drafting and revising, with emphasis on helping students to improve their writing processes and skills. Other responsibilities include making appointments, maintaining email and phone calls, scheduling and keeping accurate and up-to-date records of student appointments. Applicants of all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Also required are mandatory staff meetings and ongoing professional development training. This position is designed not only as a form of student employment, but also as a supplement to their academic and professional experience.


  • Determining student client need, requests, and taking appropriate step(s) to meet that need
  • Reviewing course syllabus; clarify and communicate information presented by the course instructors on a regular basis throughout the semester
  • Reading with student (as needed)
  • Making outreach visits to classes
  • Allowing time for explanation as well as for exploration
  • Scheduling follow-up appointments with client as needed
  • Participating in Open House events, Step-up Days, Orientations, etc.
  • ·Assisting students in understanding the textbook, lecture notes, assignments and other resource materials
  •  Helping students organize their thoughts/learn how to approach material (stress study skills) and check for understanding by asking and answering questions
  • Striving to enhance Center operations by creating a congenial, learning atmosphere

Important: WWC Peer Tutor Trainees, receive paid training for one semester prior to beginning their solo-tutoring career.  Because of this investment in training, only applicants who are interested in working at the Writing Center for the duration of their FPU Career should apply for this position.

Peter C. Wensberg Writing Center Employment Application Instructions

Before applying you will also need to prepare the following as you will asked to upload it later when completing the applcation:

Prepare a professionally formatted letter of introduction that includes the following details:You will upload this as a cover letter.

  • Explanation of personal/professional interest and aptitude in tutoring and writing
  • Evidence of successful completion of Composition I & II (name of professor, and grade received)
  • Name/contact information of faculty reference (may be same as Comp I or Comp II instructor)



As an Equal Opportunity employer, Franklin Pierce recognizes the impact of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at or 603-899-4075. We will make ever effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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