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Undergraduate Applications Academic Year 19-20

I want to be a Writing Lab undergraduate tutor. What do I do next?

Before you can tutor in the Writing Lab, you must apply to take one of our training courses before being eligible for employment. We offer two sections of the same course, and once you've been accepted, you can register based on your schedule (please see times below). Application materials and course information can be found below.

The courses are typically offered each fall semester, with some special offerings in spring semesters. We are offering one section in Spring 2020. Please contact writing.lab@purdue.edu if you have questions.

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.

ENGL 390: Tutoring Practicum in Writing

This course will teach you background on theories and methods of peer tutoring in the Writing Lab. Tutors work with a variety of clients across campus, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Tutors are trained to respond to different kinds of writing in different stages of the writing process.

ENGL 390 is a two-credit course. You will also be required to spend 1.5 hours in the Writing Lab each week gaining hands-on experience to prepare you to apply for tutoring.

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

To apply: Write an email of interest, complete with all appropriate background and educational information you wish to share. Send it to writing.lab@purdue.edu.

Course meeting times:

The Spring 2020 section of ENGL 390 meets at this time:

Wednesday 2:30-3:20

Tutoring Schedule & Locations

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

Schedule a tutoring appointment at any location with our online scheduler.

Please note: If you have issues logging in, please call the Writing Center for assistance scheduling your appointment

Phone: 765-494-3723

Fall 2019 Hours
Heavilon 226
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Satellite Locations and Hours

Fall 2019

Hicks Undergraduate Library
Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00 - 4:30 PM

HSSE Library - Collaborative Study Center (CSC)
Monday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Asian American and Asian Resource and Culture Center (AAARCC)
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Appointments required at all locations.