Become a Consultant
The University Writing Center in Orlando is currently accepting applications for new peer writing consultants for the Fall 2013 semester. The BCC-UCF Writing Center in Cocoa is not hiring at this time.
Peer consultants are high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors. Interested in the teaching and learning of writing, consultants study writing center research, theory, and practice. As a consultant, you will provide individual and small-group writing support to students, faculty, and staff from first-year to graduate in every discipline. As you teach and learn in collaboration with others, you will develop your own writing abilities, interpersonal skills, and leadership potential.
At the Brevard Community College-UCF Writing Center, student consultants work alongside faculty consultants from BCC's English Department.
Undergraduate peer consultants are paid $8-10 per hour. Graduate consultants are paid $12 per hour. Hours range from 5-20 per week. Initial and continued employment is contingent upon fulfilling the responsibilities and requirements below.
See current peer consultants.
- New Orlando consultants enroll in a required tutor education course, ENC 4275 / 5276: Writing / Consulting Theory & Practice. UCF students based on regional campuses may also take this course face-to-face in Orlando. For more information, see the course description.
- Tutor writing across the disciplines
- Participate in required orientation at the start of the semester
(Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Continuing staff participate in required ongoing weekly education and professional development, including assigned reading, writing, research, and special projects
(Orlando: Fridays 3:15 - 4:45 p.m.; Cocoa: TBD)
- Staff the front desk and contribute to the daily operation of the UWC
- Represent and promote the UWC at campus events
- Design and deliver classroom presentations and workshops on writing
- Create writing resources for use by the UWC
- Learn to consult face-to-face and online
- Be available to consult, as needed, online and in satellite locations
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Maintain an active interest in writing center research, theory, and practice
How do I apply to the Orlando UWC?
- Review the information on this page, as well as the course description for ENC 4275/5276: Writing/Consulting Theory & Practice.
- E-mail the UWC director, Mark Hall, Ph.D. (RMarkHall@ucf.edu), to express your interest in becoming a peer consultant.
- Ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation in support of your application and e-mail it to Mark Hall at RMarkHall@ucf.edu.
- If you are accepted, you will receive a permit to enroll in the course. Once you enroll, you may apply to work additional, paid hours by submitting the online application.
How do I apply to the BCC-UCF Writing Center?
Submit the online application. E-mail a sample of academic writing and a resume, and ask a faculty member to send a brief recommendation to Barbara.Kyle@ucf.edu.