Academic Support

Becoming a Writing Coach

Summary of Position

University Writing Center Writing Coaches provide individual writing support to students. Traditionally and/or online, Writing Coaches use a discussion-based method of challenge and support to help students develop their skills as writers.

Wage: $14.50/hour


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed at least 15 credit hours at Wright State University
  • Earned a grade of A or B in ENG 1100 or the equivalent
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Access to technology needed to work remotely, including a reliable internet connection and a computer with a microphone and camera
  • Currently enrolled at Wright State University
    • Undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 6 credit hours during each semester that they work.
    • Graduate students must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours during each semester that they work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare for and conduct Writing Center sessions
  • Meet punctually and regularly, including weekly staff meetings
  • Provide support and encouragement
  • Respect confidentiality of sessions
  • Support course objectives
  • Motivate students
  • Maintain professional & academic nature of sessions
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Work flexible times around your classes
  • Participate in the development of workshops and training materials
  • Participate in outreach activities, e.g. presenting information regarding academic support available through the University
  • Maintain a weekly schedule of available hours


To apply for a Writing Coach position, complete the application copy linked below, and send it to

After we receive your application, a Writing Center representative will contact you at your Wright State email address.

For additional information on becoming a Writing Coach, contact Jill Tussing.