Writing Support for Undergraduate Students

The Writing Center will be offering summer tutoring starting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and running through Friday, August 14, 2020.

To make or change an appointment, please call Emilie Collins at 973-353-5847 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. We will return your call within the hour. You may also contact us via email at nwc@newark.rutgers.edu. For any other issues, please call Marne Benson at 973-353-5849 or send an email to marneb@newark.rutgers.edu.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE: COVID-19

All tutoring will be remote and will be arranged through Blackboard Collaborate for a "real time" virtual session during which you will be able to see and converse with your tutor, share documents, etc.

Summer Hours - 2020
All tutoring will be remote

Monday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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
973-353-5849
marneb@newark.rutgers.edu

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

Conklin 126
(973) 353-5847
nwc@newark.rutgers.edu

WRITING CENTER WORKSHOPS - SPRING 2020

If you would like additional support in your Communication Skills or English Composition course, consider attending one of our 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.
 

Workshops Topics and Dates - TBA