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

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


If you would like additional support in your Communication Skills or English Composition course, consider attending one or both of the following mid-semester workshops. The workshops are designed to help you tackle various types of essay assignments, organize your ideas, gather quotes, and analyze them effectively.

Each workshop is held during a free period and again during evening hours in order to accommodate your schedules. You do not need to register for these workshops, but we do ask that you arrive promptly at the beginning of the session to minimize disruption of the workshop in progress.  All workshops will be held in Conklin 139.

Organizing Your Essay
This workshop will review common types of essay assignments and will help you to write a strong thesis and topic sentences that are organized effectively. We will be looking at how to outline your essay, as well as how to structure and develop your paragraphs.

Monday, February 18, 2019                                                    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.                                                           5:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Conkin 139                                                                                   Conklin 139


Analyzing Quotes
In this workshop, we will address how to choose effective quotes, introduce them, and analyze them. This workshop will also address how to incorporate quotes from multiple texts. The workshop will hone your skills in writing both essays and research papers. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019                                                      Thursday, March 28, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.                                                                  5:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Conklin 139                                                                                  Conklin 139