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Student Peer Writing Tutor - Open to LC Students only

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Position Information

Job Title Student Peer Writing Tutor - Open to LC Students only
Appointment Type Casual
Position Dates September 9, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Hours per week/FTE 8-10
About the Position
Reporting to the Integrated Student Support Specialist, Peer Writing Tutors play an integral role in student support at Lethbridge College by working with a diverse range of students in the development of academic writing and study skills. Successful candidates will provide feedback on assignments, help clarify assignment instructions, and support students in learning and applying a variety of study skills. Peer Writing Tutors will also work alongside Academic Strategists to sharpen their own tutoring skills and better assist students in finding the resources they need.
Position Details
Job Duties:


  • To help Lethbridge College students understand writing assignment concepts, how to follow writing assignment structures, how to time manage writing assignments, and how to improve their performance in their writing assignments.
  • To provide feedback on students’ assignments and to provide students with ways to improve their work.
  • To help students to identify and find the assistance they need for more specific writing challenges.
  • To assist with the promotion of The Learning Café services and program.


  • Provide 1:1 tutoring to LC students.
  • Judge when a referral is needed (when a request is beyond one’s knowledge and scope) and effectively refer learners to appropriate resources.
  • Maintain confidentiality on academic matters students disclose to them.
  • Attend and participate in all required trainings and monthly writing strategist meetings.
  • Complete the Peer Writing Training program during first semester of employment.
  • Maintain accurate records of completed sessions (to be emailed to Integrated Supports Specialist).
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Integrated Supports Specialist.

Writing help

  • Facilitate student learning of effective writing processes such as deciphering/troubleshooting assignment requirements and steps, brainstorming, drafting, organization, proofreading, and revising.
  • Help to identify and explain their thesis statements and topic sentences.
  • Provide a student with readers response.
  • Modelling how to create citations and reference entries, and how to effectively use the student APA guide.
  • Encourage students to become more confident in their writing skills.
  • Search for, select, and demonstrate appropriate resources from a broad-range of academic writing materials.
  • Judge when a referral is needed (when a request is beyond one’s knowledge and scope) and effectively refer learners to appropriate resources.

Learning strategies and time management

  • Model and discuss learning strategies such as time management and study skills.
  • Suggest proactive approaches and strategies to navigate assignments (attending class, asking for clarification, etc.).
  • Search for, select, and demonstrate appropriate resources from a broad-range of learning strategies resources.


  • Attend training prior to tutoring and throughout the semester.
Required Qualifications
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Lethbridge College program
  • Must have completed ENG-1150 and/or ENG-1159 with a B or higher grade
  • Must have one recommendation from the ENG-1150 or ENG-1159 instructor

Preferred Qualifications
Salary AUPE Class Level 1 Step 1 $16.25/hour
Working Here
Located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Lethbridge College is committed to honouring the land from a place of knowing. We honour the Siksikaitsitapi as both the traditional and current Land Keepers of this area, and we welcome all Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples who call Blackfoot territory their home to disclose as such when submitting applications.
Lethbridge College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse environment for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, and age.

At Lethbridge College, we know we all benefit when the rich diversity of our campus community is fully represented, and all students and employees are included. We are committed to identifying and overcoming systemic barriers that impede individuals from underrepresented groups. We are ready to work together to ensure Lethbridge College is a place where all individuals feel valued for their unique perspectives, skills, and contributions and are afforded equal opportunities to participate in learning, research, and innovation.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number C24-00370
Open Date 03/19/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Lethbridge College student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Have you completed ENG1150 or ENG1159 with a B grade or higher?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of Recommendation
Optional Documents