Tutor Recruiting

The CAES Writing Centre employs peer tutors under the Student-tutor Writing Consultation Programme (SWCP), a UGC-initiative that aims to support the writing skills development of all UGC-funded students. We are now recruiting high-calibre postgraduate and Year 3, 4 and 5 undergraduate students to employ as SWCP tutors. Students from all disciplines are welcome. Successful candidates will be excellent writers of English who are enthusiastic about helping others write well. They will receive training in tutoring and communication skills, and be supported by professional language instructors in their work.

How much is the pay?

Competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications will be offered.

When is the training?

Training will be held in January, 2019; training time is counted as part of tutors’ contracted working hours.

When would I begin tutoring, and what are the working hours?

New tutors will start giving consultations in February, 2019. Tutors will work about 8 hours a week. A weekly work schedule includes four 30-minute face-to-face consultations, reading students’ work before consultations, and a combination of short administrative tasks, tutor development activities, and Writing Centre promotion work. Tutors should be able to commit to serve for at least one semester.

Are the working hours flexible?

The Writing Centre arranges face-to-face tutoring time slots to fit tutors’ schedules. Pre-consultation preparation work, tutor-development activities, and promotion work are scheduled flexibly.

Where will consultation sessions be held?

CAES Writing Centre tutors deliver consultations primarily in the Main Library, with some consultations delivered in the Medical Library, the Dental Library, and Chi Wah Learning Commons.

How do I apply?

Applicants must submit the following items:

-A completed application form (downloadable here)

-A curriculum vitae

-Evidence of your academic results at HKU. This could be an official HKU transcript, or the Unofficial Transcript of Academic Record viewable in the HKU portal, saved as a PDF.

Please send these three items, attached to one e-mail, to writingcentre@hku.hk. The application period closes on December 2, 2018.

After we receive your completed application documents, we will give you a link to complete an on-line written test. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in December, 2018.

For enquiries, please write to writingcentre@hku.hk.