The Writing Hub - Tutoring

Become a Peer Writing Mentor

Writing Hub Peer Writing Mentors conduct one-on-one writing consultations with student writers, offering feedback that helps students reach their own understandings of what is working and what can be improved in their writing.

Peer Writing Mentors are skilled writers and communicators who have the know-how and humility to guide others to their own insights. Writing Mentors enjoy extensive and ongoing education on techniques for offering feedback to student writers at UCSD, including an understanding of writing norms and expectations in a wide variety of academic disciplines and all six college writing programs, plus non-class writing tasks (for example, scholarship essays, resumes, and personal statements).

In addition to ongoing training, Peer Writing Mentors engage in professional development activities, including regular self-assessments and observations of other tutors, and are encouraged to develop research projects for writing and writing-center related academic conferences and publications.

Why Become a Peer Writing Mentor?

Peer Writing Mentors:

  • become better writers themselves;
  • gain unique perspectives by working with a diverse peer population;
  • learn how to prioritize and problem solve in a fast-paced environment;
  • develop a strong sense of situational awareness and build skills to adapt to various situations;
  • feel a sense of satisfaction helping and supporting their fellow students.

Qualifications for Hiring

All Writing Hub Peer Writing Mentors must:
  • Have satisfied the university writing requirement with a grade of B+ or higher in each course;
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Be willing to learn and adapt to new approaches for writing and working with other writers;
  • Be able to attend weekly trainings and quarterly staff meetings;
  • Commit to working at The Writing Hub at least seven hours a week;
  • Be responsible, dependable, honest, and mature;
  • Continue to develop effective interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be friendly, humble, and responsive when working with a wide diversity of peers.

How to Apply

  • If you have a command of academic writing conventions, strong oral communication skills, and a desire to learn more about writing and writing pedagogy, please don't hesitate to submit an application to become a Writing Peer Mentor (click here to apply).
  • Positions are open to undergraduate students who meet the hiring requirements.
  • We accept applications in the Spring quarter for positions the following academic year.

If you have questions about becoming a Peer Writing Mentor, please email