Graduate Assistant - Writing Center/Academic Success Center

Department: Writing Center/Academic Success Center

Term: Fall 2020

Hours/Week: 20


Position Summary: The Writing Center and the Academic Success Center are looking for one full-time or two part-time bilingual graduate students with strong writing skills to help bilingual undergraduate and graduate students improve their writing. The selected candidate or candidates will work closely with the Associate Director of the Academic Success Center, the TESOL Director, and the Writing Center Director to determine how best to support bilingual students at Southern Connecticut State University. The Graduate Assistant will mostly serve these students through 20 hours of tutoring writing, including helping students understand course content, the academic writing process, and effective study strategies. However, tutoring hours may be flexible in favor of other bilingual support work, if requested, and/or if other duties related to academically helping bilingual students arise requested by the Directors.


Job Duties:

  • Provide individualized tutoring support during appointment and/or drop-in tutoring sessions for current SCSU students in the Academic Success Center
  • Utilize approved tutoring techniques and strategies to assist students with learning course content and developing effective study strategies
  • Assess student progress throughout tutoring sessions and adjust tutoring methodology as necessary
  • Attend all trainings and meetings as required by Academic Success Center Associate Director/Director
  • Adhere to the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the Academic Success Center and SCSU as outlined in the Academic Success Center Training Manual
  • Demonstrate professionalism, responsibility, punctuality, and academic integrity
  • Model positive and appropriate student behavior when representing the Academic Success Center
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of student information including course progress and performance
  • Complete tutoring session reports and any other required documentation by established deadlines



  • Current SCSU graduate student
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA (must be maintained throughout the semester)
  • Endorsement from faculty in the TESOL program
  • Strong writing skills


Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse student population
  • Strong study skills and successful student habits and behaviors


Schedule: Tutoring hours are flexible but must take place during regular hours of operation. Academic and Writing Specialists are expected to maintain a consistent schedule for the entirety of the semester.


How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, a statement of support from the TESOL program, and two academic writing samples. Please send materials and refer questions to:


Nicole Barbieri, Associate Director of the Academic Success Center,

and Marie McDaniel, Director of the Writing Center,