About the Writing and Learning Centers
The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill is an instructional service that provides writing assistance for students, faculty, and staff on any writing project and at any point in the writing process. They offer both face-to-face and online consultations as well as a collection of online resources for writers and educators to help their clients become more skillful, flexible writers.
The Learning Center at UNC-Chapel Hill provides resources such as one-on-one academic coaching, peer tutoring, study workshops, and various online tools to help Carolina students achieve their goals, and works closely with the Writing Center.
About the position
The Writing and Learning Centers seek enthusiastic, student-centered graduate students to apply for teaching assistantships for the 2020-2021 academic year. TAs will serve as Graduate Writing Coaches, Graduate Learning Coaches, and a Peer Tutoring Program Assistant.
Graduate Writing Coaches: Would you like to improve your teaching skills? Gain valuable professional experience working with students one-on-one? Learn more about teaching writing? Becoming a Writing Center coach provides a wonderful opportunity to develop your teaching skills, learn more about yourself as a writer, and join a community of like-minded graduate students from across the University. Click here for more information. Send any questions via e-mail to Writing Coach Specialist Alex Funt at email@example.com.
Graduate Learning Coaches: Graduate Learning Coaches provide academic coaching to individuals and groups. Coaching is a popular method of working with students that helps them develop the organization, time management, and study skills they need as they learn to balance the responsibilities of college and face increased academic expectations. Graduate Learning Coaches also contribute to staff meetings, develop web materials, deliver workshops, and participate in other activities related to the overall mission of the Learning Center. Click here for more information. Send any questions via e-mail to ADHD/LD Specialist Kristen Rademacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Tutoring Program Assistant: The peer tutoring program supports students in more than 150 undergraduate courses through drop-in and appointment-based peer tutoring. The Peer Tutoring Program Assistant will work with the Peer Tutoring Specialist to teach EDUC 387 (the peer tutor training course), grade written assignments, supervise undergraduate peer tutors, and manage drop-in tutoring two evenings each week. Click here for more information. Send any questions via e-mail to Peer Tutoring Specialist Robin Horton at email@example.com.
TAs work 15 hours per week, are eligible for health insurance, and receive the University minimum TA stipend, which is expected to be $7,850 per semester. While the Writing and Learning Centers do not directly provide tuition support, TAs are often eligible for such support from their departments. Interested students are welcome to apply for multiple positions.
Applications for all positions are due on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Any full-time, degree-seeking graduate student in any UNC-Chapel Hill school/department is eligible to apply. Click the links to access the applications for Graduate Writing Coaches, Graduate Learning Coaches, and the Peer Tutoring Program Assistant.