Duties include acting as writing tutor and academic mentor for students enrolled in summer-term courses and programs. Tutors work with a diversity of student learners in the Skidmore College Writing Center on a walk-in and appointment basis. Tutors assist student writers at any stage in the writing process, from gathering ideas to revising to explaining grammatical issues. Tutors will also support the development of students' study skills, time management, problem-solving, assignment comprehension and overall adjustment to college-level academics. Candidates must be available starting Sunday, July 2 for training, outreach to students, and hosting Writing Center open houses in the evenings during the first week of Summer Session 2. In addition, tutors must be available to work from 6:00-10:00, Sundays through Thursdays from July 9 through August 3 (weeks 2-5 of Summer Session 2). A limited number of on-campus housing subsidies are available for positions in Special Programs for Skidmore Students based on financial need. For information on how to apply for a housing subsidy visit http://www.skidmore.edu/summer/housing/index.php
Must be a Skidmore student or recent Skidmore graduate. To be eligible for this job, a student must have completed (no exceptions) English 303 Honors, which is offered each fall term. It is preferable, in addition, for the summer tutor to have worked as a Writing Center tutor in the spring term following successful completion of EN303H.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 ...states and 46 countries.
In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.
The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100 places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.
The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!