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Professional Writing Tutor Job Description

Job Summary

Professional Writing Tutor is a year-to-year appointment depending on need. The position reports to the Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Tutors work one-to-one or in small groups with Cambridge College graduate and undergraduate students. Students may schedule appointments once per week or drop in to meet with a tutor for assistance with any stage of the writing process.

Essential Functions

  • Provide direct instruction to individual students to develop and increase basic skills and work readiness
  • Introduce alternative or expanded information not presented in class to enhance student understanding
  • Assist students in revision of written work with a focus on self-sufficiency and autonomy
  • Assist students with APA citation and references
  • Direct students in use of the Cambridge College Online Library and aid with research questions, search terms, and research collection
  • Coach students in need of time management skills and work with students to plan their academics appropriately
  • Maintain confidentiality of disability status and follow all FERPA guidelines
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of students with physical, learning, and mental health disabilities
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and students
  • Maintain digital records of each tutoring session
  • Report promptly cases of perceived plagiarism or other academic misconduct to the CELT Director
  • Collaborate with other tutors or peer tutors and with the CELT Director for students in need of additional support
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development as directed


  • Master's degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Applied Linguistics, or Writing
  • Experience and demonstrated ability teaching writing at the college level
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with diverse student populations, specifically with adults
  • Experience working with ESL students and tutoring in a writing center strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students


Tutors who are employed with Cambridge College are not permitted to work with Cambridge College students outside of the confines of the Writing/Math Center (e.g. as a paid private tutor) for any Cambridge College student in any degree program. Tutors may not teach as adjunct faculty members.


To apply please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@cambridgecollege.edu