Becoming a Peer Tutor

Applicants for the 2014-15 Peer Tutor Position

All students applying for Peer Tutor positions at the Writing Center should submit an application to Rachael Gary at the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching, Howarth 116, by Monday, April 21, 2014 at 9 am. The application consists of the following materials: 

1. A cover letter, with your current address and phone number on it, in which you address these questions:

  • Why are you interested in being a Peer Tutor, and what would you bring to to the position? What subject are you hoping to tutor?
  • Have you ever been to the CWLT? If so, what was your experience here?
  • What major(s) have you declared, and what (if any) other areas of academic interest have you developed through your coursework at Puget Sound or elsewhere?
  • What co-curricular and work experiences have you had, at Puget Sound or elsewhere? How (if at all) do you see these experiences contributing to the work you would do as a Peer Tutor?
  • When do you plan to graduate?

2. A resume

3. An unofficial transcript 

We will contact finalists for interviews by the end of the day on April 21st; interviews will take place that week.

Peer Tutor positions are open to students with at least a 3.3 G.P.A. who will be enrolled at the University of Puget Sound during the 2014-15 school year. Preference will be given to students who will be juniors and seniors in 2014-15.

If you have any questions about the application process or the positions, contact Rachael Gary at or 253.879.3790.