Applications for the fall and winter of 2019/2020 closed on Aug. 2, 2019.


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.

Duties and Skills


  • 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.


  • 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


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.