Writing Support for Undergraduate Students

Fall and Spring
Monday: 9:10 AM - 5:20 PM
Tuesday: 9:10 AM - 5:20 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:20 PM
Thursday: 9:10 AM - 5:20 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Tuesday: Noon - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: Noon - 4:00 PM
Thursday: Noon - 4:00 PM

To make an appointment for tutoring:

Call our front desk: 973.353.5847

Come into the Writing Center: Conklin 126

Email us: nwc@newark.rutgers.edu

Becoming a Tutor: Requirements

In order to be considered for a Writing Tutor position, you must:
  • Have at a 3.0 grade point average
  • Have an A or B in both English Composition 101 and 102
  • Be recommended by two professors
  • Be interested in learning about diverse ways of thinking, learning, and communicating
  • Be a good writer yourself


How to Apply

There are four steps to applying for a writing tutor position:
  1. Application: You will need to complete the following application form and submit it to Writing Center Director, Marne Benson,  (marneb@newark.rutgers.edu), along with an informal copy of your most recent transcript.
  2. Recommendation: You need to be recommended by two professors. (Recommending professors can use the following forms or can email Writing Center Director, Marne Benson, at marneb@newark.rutgers.edu.)
  3. Interview: During the interview, the Writing Center Director will ask a series of questions to learn more about you, explain what's involved in being a tutor, and answer any questions you have. You do not need to bring anything to the interview.
  4. Writing/Reading Sample: At the end of the interview, you'll be asked to read and respond in writing to a sample student essay.
  • Training and Evaluation: If hired as a tutor, you will be required to participate in ongoing tutor training and evaluations.

Marne Benson
Writing Center Manager
Conklin 123

Rutgers-Newark Writing Center
175 University Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Conklin 126
(973) 353-5847