Tutoring Schedule & Locations

Visit us in Heavilon Hall 226, Purdue University, West Lafayette campus.

To make a tutoring appointment, call 765-494-3723. 

Summer 2015 

Heavilon Hall

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

 

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Opportunities for Purdue Undergraduate Students 2015

Undergraduate students in any major who are interested in working as consultants in the Writing Lab must apply to take one of two training courses before being considered for employment. Acceptance into the courses does not guarantee a tutoring position in the Writing Lab. Application materials and course information can be found below. 

We are accepting applications for a fall 2015 sections of both ENGL 390A and ENGL 390B.  The deadline for all application materials is Monday, March 23, 2015. Forms and additional information can be found below.  Please contact Tammy Conard-Salvo if you have any questions about either course.

We are interested in reflecting the diversity of the Purdue community. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for positions in the Writing Lab. 

 

English 390A (for tutoring first year composition)

This course will teach you to become an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA), a peer tutor of writing for first year composition courses. UTAs work with students in English 106 and 108 classes on a variety of writing assignments including research papers, reflective essays, and multimedia assignments. UTAs demonstrate a strong interest in writing, interest in working with students on their writing, initiative, and leadership abilities.

English 390A can be taken for two or three credit hours, either for a grade or with a pass/no pass option. You will also be required to spend 1.5 hours in the Writing Lab each week gaining hands-on experience to prepare you for tutoring.

Prerequisites: You must have taken either ENGL 106, ENGL 106i or ENGL 108 or be taking one of these classes when you apply. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

To apply:

  1. Complete the MS Word application form by Monday, March 23, 2015. 
  2. Submit an electronic copy of a writing assignment from any Purdue course, to Tammy Conard-Salvo (tcsalvo at purdue dot edu). Copies will not be returned.
  3. Ask an instructor to complete the online English 390A Instructor Recommendation Form by the deadline.

 

English 390B (for tutoring business and professional writing)

This course will teach you to become a Business Writing Consultant (BWC), a tutor for business, technical, and professional writing.  BWCs work with students on variety of workplace documents and course assignments, including resumes, cover letters, memos, reports, and proposals.  BWCs demonstrate a strong interest in business, technical, or professional writing, interest in working with students on their writing, initiative, and leadership abilities.

English 390B can be taken for two or three credit hours, either for a grade or with a pass/no pass option.  You will also be required to spend 1.5 hours in the Writing Lab each week gaining hands-on experience to prepare you for tutoring.

Prerequisites: You must have taken either ENGL 203, 306, 409, 419, 420, 421 or 422--or be taking one of these classes when you apply.  You must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

To apply: 

  1. Complete the MS Word application form for English 390B. Applications are due on March 23, 2015.
  2. Submit an electronic copy of your resumeand a cover letter explaining why you would like to take the course, your professional goals, and any additional information to support your application.  Please submit these documents to Tammy Conard-Salvo (tcsalvo at purdue dot edu).
  3. Ask an instructor to complete the online English 390B Instructor Recommendation Form by the deadline.


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