Our volunteer tutors provide useful and informed feedback on International and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students’ writing at different stages of the writing process. Tutors help international students get started, find appropriate sources, brainstorm ideas, create outlines, work on thesis statements, structure and organize texts, maintain coherence and cohesion, and self-assess produced texts.
The Writing Tutor Program (WTP) is flexible with your student schedule - you set your own hours of availability! WTP runs on a one-on-one session basis in which an international student works with a tutor on a certain area of writing. International students bring a copy of the assignment instructions, notes, outlines, or drafts they have already created to work on with their tutors. Both international students and their tutors set goals and strive to achieve them.
Tutors do not write, proofread, or edit international students’ writing. Rather, they provide higher order thinking feedback on their writing such as feedback on introductory, body, and conclusion paragraphs, strong thesis statements, relevant supporting points and details, unity, organization, coherence and cohesion, and language usage.
Letter of reference provided.
If you are interested in contributing to WTP as a tutor, please apply here.
If you are an EAP student and are interested in having a tutor, please apply here.
If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the International Centre office SU060.