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The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research

Tutor Education

Interested in becoming a peer tutor? Please email the coordinator, Dr. Tatiana Glushko, at You can also ask a tutor. Your professional development will begin with taking ENG 310 or HON-110 (if you are an Honors College student). To register for the 1-hour course, you will need to have completed 15 hours of course work at JSU, be recommended by one of your instructors, and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Tutor Development Courses

ENG310/HON110 Tutoring Writing in a Global Context

ENG 311: Issues in Tutoring Writing

Resources for Peer Tutors in Writing

[If you find a source about a particular tutoring problem that seems helpful, please let us know, so we can add that information here.]

To learn more about how tutoring in the writing center prepares you for your career, consult these three Writing Lab Newsletter (WLN) articles:

Putting Your Writing Center Experience to Work by Lisa Whalen

Shaping Careers in the Writing Center by Kathleen Welsch

Tutoring Writing as Career Development by Sue Dinitz and Jean Kiedaisch

To learn more about how tutors work with writers, watch these tutorial recordings:

Becoming an Ally: Tutoring Multilingual Writers (from Ohio University)

Writing Center Journals  

WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

Dangling Modifier

The Peer Review

Writing Center Journal

Professional Organizations

Mississippi Writing Center Association (MSWCA)

Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA)

International Writing Center Association (IWCA)

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW)


Our writing consultants are trained to work with students on a wide range of writing projects, including:

  • Academic papers and essays
  • Research proposals and papers
  • Personal statements and scholarship applications
  • Lab reports and scientific papers
  • Creative writing
  • Business and technical writing

Our Richard Wright Writing Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research is open to all students and our services are provided free of charge. We offer both online and in-person consultations and we schedule appointments in advance or welcome walk-ins.

Our Vision

Our goal is to help students become more confident and proficient writers and to empower them to take ownership of their own learning and writing process. Whether you are struggling with a specific writing assignment or just want to improve your writing skills, we are here to help.

The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research


H. T. Sampson Library
1st Floor
Digital Intellectual Commons