Stress-Free Writing (Meet WITH the Writing Center TEAM)

Writing Center is a small section of the Pollak library, but also a favourable place

The Writing Center is located at the Pollak Library North on the first floor

Contact number: (657)278-3650

MISSION OF THE Writing Center

  • For tutors: Prepare students for careers in elementary and secondary school teaching and provide an academic foundation for students who intend to pursue advanced degrees in preparation for teaching at the college level
  • For tutees: in 30 mins sessions, through active discussion and modeling, tutors work with you to address the writing questions you have at any stage of the writing process.

The place is equipped with enough spaces, computers, books and other writing References

Private spaces

Computers for more convenient

Reading books could help generating your ideas

Grammar rules fliers for you to take home

More grammar rules fliers for your free-error paper

What you should bring when you meet your tutor?

  • Pen/pencil and paper or laptop
  • The prompt for the assignment that you've working on
  • Questions you might have about the prompt
  • What you have so far in your writing process
  • An idea of what you want to focus on during the session

You run out of writing ideas, need help with brainstorming or revising your essay, those 26 friendly tutors will always be there to help

Follow the below steps to take advantage of this helpful resource

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Workshops, tutoring wanted and other activities are regularly updated on Facebook

Student employment: Tutor Positions

1. What exactly are the benefits of being a tutor?

  • Rate of pay begins at $12/hour for undergraduates and $12.50/hour for graduates.
  • Schedule is flexible and usually work between 5 to 12 hours per week.
  • Provides an opportunity for professional development, especially in one-on-one tutoring, small group instruction, and mentorship.
  • It offers practical experience and career training for aspiring educators.
  • Tutors do not only help others effectively with composition, but also to improve their own writing.
  • It offers the opportunity to join a dynamic community of students, faculty, and community members.
  • Former Writing Center tutors have gone into successful careers as PH.D. students, high school and community college teachers, reporters, freelance writers, and editors.

2. Who may apply to the Writing Center?

  • Any undergraduate who has attained junior standing
  • Any graduate student
  • Applications are accepted from all majors that meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Hire for the full academic year (Fall and Spring), and sometimes in Summer.

3. What are the qualifications required for the job?

  • No previous tutoring experience is required.
  • All undergraduate applications must be currently enrolled in or have completed their upper division writing requirement with a B or higher in the spring of their application.

4. What application materials should I submit and when are they due?

All materials must be submitted at a packet to the English Department office (UH-322).

All forms are available on the CSUF Writing Center website.

Application packets are due by the last Friday of April

  • A hard copy of the completed application form.
  • CSU1 form.
  • A 3-5 page writing sample
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A recommendation form from two faculty members and instruct them to submit the form directly to the English Department office or by email to


Jackson Lin CSUF Writing Center Staffs

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