Qualifications

To qualify as a student tutor, you must be a registered University of Saskatchewan student (full or part-time).

minimum of two years of full-time university study in any discipline, while maintaining an average of 85% or higher in writing intensive courses in the last two years*.

Special training in the following areas is helpful but not required:

  • Intercultural competencies
  • Anti-racist educational theory
  • Training in working with those who have English as an additional language
  • Positive Space
  • Mental health first aid
  • Experience, knowledge, and/or understanding of Indigenous cultures and histories
  • Written and spoken fluency in one or more languages besides English
  • Training and experience in helping students with disabilities
  • Successful completion of grammar and writing courses* such as the U of S course Interdisciplinary Studies 103.3.

*Interested applicants should contact the Writing Help Coordinator from Student Learning Services regarding relevant coursework.

The Writing Centre abides by the University of Saskatchewan’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion policy’s outlined responsibilities and actively applies them to its hiring, training, and tutoring practices. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Duties and Skills

Duties

  • Tutoring students in writing, online and/or face-to-face
  • Working with diverse groups of students, from across the disciplines and at varying levels of skill and ability
  • Attending training sessions regularly to deepen knowledge and upgrade skills
  • Note: this is not an editing and proofreading position.

Skills

  • Effective communication skills
  • Proven time management skills
  • Comfort working alone during evenings and weekends (note: not all shifts are during these times)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to cope with diverse tasks and be adaptable
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to prioritize when deciding how to best help a student

The following are assets but are not requirements for this position:

  • Familiarity with the University of Saskatchewan context.
  • Experience working with students with disabilities.
  • Experience working with students for whom English is an additional language.
  • Ability to use positive motivation to help students who are having difficulty with writing.
  • Multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary writing experience
  • Multi-modal communication experience

Wage

Current USask student rates of pay apply.

Mandatory Training

Paid on-the-job training, workshops, and online modules are provided. 

Hours of Work

  • Casual hours
  • No guaranteed hours of work

International Students

Students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must provide proof of a valid study permit authorizing employment on campus, and provide proof of a current social insurance number (SIN) when an offer of employment is made.