Student Job Opportunities



1.  Writing Fellows:

WritingFellowsprovide supplemental instructionforstudentsenrolledin writing-intensive coursesall acrosscampus.Working closelywithindividualfacultymembers,WritingFellows helpdesign,develop, and deliver writing instructionbothinsideand outside the classroom.


WritingFellowsare pairedup withfacultymembersteachingwriting-intensive coursesandprovide supplemental instruction forthosecoursesforthe entire semester.WritingFellows worksix ortwelve hoursper week,on aflexible schedule workedoutinadvance withfacultymembers,including apaid weeklystaffmeeting.



·    workingcloselywithfacultymembersto developanddeliverbothin-classandoutside-of-class writing instruction.

·    working with studentsin class.

·    meeting withstudentsin smallgroupsoutside ofclasstofacilitate discussion,peerreview,and supplemental instructionsessions.

·    meeting withstudentsindividuallyto providefeedbackon projectsinallstagesofthe writing process, frombrainstorming and organizing ideasto drafting,providing feedback, andrevising.

·    meeting regularlywith facultymembersand otherFellowsto sharebestpracticesanddevelop materials foruseinthe course.

·    submitting regular writtenreportsofactivitiestothe faculty memberand thecoordinatorofthe




To be a WritingFellow,youmust

·    becurrently enrolledasanSJSUstudent with a clearacademicstanding.

·    have excellent writing,reading,and critical thinking skills.

·    have excellentinterpersonaland communicationskills.



The pay rate forspring 2015is $14.00/hr.WritingFellows worksix ortwelvehoursperweek.



Please submitan application form, along withawriting sample froma recentclass(including instructor’s




DirectorofWriting Across the Curriculum DepartmentofEnglishandComparative Literature SanJoséState University

One WashingtonSquare

SanJosé, CA95192-0090


Applications aredue Monday, November24,by12:00noon.

Successfulapplicantswillbe contacted for interviews.



Please contact Dr.Thomas Moriarty at


2. Tutoring

The Language Development Center provides tutoring in reading and writing for students enrolled in Academic English I. With the new Stretch English pilot (2014-15), the enterprise also will serve Stretch English students who enroll in LLD4, an additional tutoring session. Activities include individual tutoring, small group reading and writing discussions, and a variety of computer assisted learning activities.


To be a tutor you must:

  • have a positive, energetic attitude;
  • have strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills;
  • have an open-minded outlook toward students from diverse backgrounds;
  • be willing to attend a paid one-day training session;
  • be willing to attend weekly (paid) training and staff meetings;
  • have PC skills (or willingness to acquire them).

If you become a tutor you will:

  • gain valuable training and teaching experience;
  • work in a friendly, lively environment;
  • have the convenience of an on-campus job with flexible hours;
  • work for up to 20 hours a week maximum.


Please submit an application to the Interim Writing Support Coordinators: 

Questions? Please contact Instructor Prasad