Opportunities for Students

Learn more about the paid positions open to DCC students offered by the Writing Center.

Become a Student Tutor:

If you’re a DCC student who has passed English 102 with a grade of “B” or higher, you have the opportunity to become a paid student tutor at the Writing Center. To do so, students must enroll in English 218.

English 218 is a course designed for capable student writers who wish to improve their writing skills in advanced composition and learn approaches to tutoring to assist fellow DCC students who have writing concerns. In this course, students will study different approaches to composition and the various types of writing in the disciplines. Students who have successfully completed the first five weeks of the course may be selected to begin their paid tutoring position at the Writing Center (minimum 2 hours per week). The Writing Center and English 218 provides a unique opportunity for DCC students, as they can receive both college credit and an hourly wage for their participation in the course. After completion of English 218, matriculated DCC students can continue working at the Writing Center for the remainder of their DCC academic career.

If you have any questions about becoming a student tutor or the English 218 course, please contact the Writing Center Director, Shinelle Espaillat: shinelle.espaillat@sunydutchess.edu.

Become a Computer Lab Student Aide:

The Writing Center Computer Lab Student Aides work with students, staff, and faculty at the Writing Center, located in Hudson 503. Student Aides are expected to promote an atmosphere of efficiency and enthusiasm, as well as be courteous and helpful to all with whom they have contact with in the Writing Center. Duties and responsibilities for Student Aides include assisting DCC students and teachers with computer activities held in computer classrooms and labs, monitoring approximately 150 virtual machines that are located across the four computer classrooms, and troubleshooting various computer and printer issues that may arise throughout the course of a normal business day. Student Aides must also demonstrate an intimate knowledge of Microsoft Office and conduct themselves in a professional, confidential manner, with the ability to function independently for large portions of the day. Students must currently attend Dutchess Community College and be in good academic standing to be considered for the position.

If you would like to express interest in becoming a Student Lab Aide, please contact our Teaching Lab Assistant, Eric Tomik: (845) 431-8095 or eric.tomik@sunydutchess.edu.