Criteria for becoming an OhioLINK eTutoring writing tutor

Criteria for hiring a new OhioLINK Writing Tutor

1. A candidate can apply to be an OhioLINK eTutor anytime there is a need throughout the year and must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Institutions are responsible for determining the need for an eTutor, reviewing applicant files, and employing qualified eTutors once they are determined to be a good fit for OhioLINK eTutoring.  OhioLINK recommends that campus coordinators collect and review the following documents for each OhioLINK eTutoring candidate:

a. Current resume (pdf format, checking for proof of bachelor’s degree & previous tutoring experience.)

b. Transcript (in pdf format).

c. Two professional references (on letterhead, that attest to the candidate’s ability to tutor.)

d. A writing sample (2 pages, MLA format, addressing their philosophy regarding academic tutoring.)

e. Completed eTutor Questionnaire* (to confirm the candidate has read the eTutoring job description 2. meets criteria of an OhioLINK eTutor 3. has a laptop and internet access 4. can meet the availability and expectations of the institution.)

The documents listed are recommended and left to the discretion of the institution. To be eligible to be considered for a position as an eTutor for OhioLINK, candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and complete the eTutoring questionnaire.  The campus coordinator will forward the candidates resume or transcript along with atleast one additional supplimental document from the list above with a written statement of endorsement of why the candidate would be a good fit for OhioLINK eTutoring.

2. If candidate qualifies, the Campus Coordinator should email the OhioLINK eTutoring program coordinator an OhioLINK eTutoring a statement of endorsement.  The statement may be brief and should include the reasons the campus coordinator personally thinks the candidate will make a good eTutor for their institution.  The Ohio LINK program coordinator will verify that the candidate has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and will review both the campus coordinator’s statement of endorsement and the candidate’s answers to the questionnaire provided by the tutor to determine if the tutor would be a good fit for OhioLINK eTutoring.

3. If candidate qualifies, the candidate is then enrolled for OhioLINK eTutor training & evaluation.  The training is a 4 weeklong self-paced course with quizzes, writing samples and feedback. Successful completion of the training program must include the endorsement of our training Quality Assurance Coordinator to participate in the eTutoring program.  

4. If candidate successfully completes the OhioLINK eTutor training & receives the recommendation of the Quality Assurance Coordinator they are approved to begin tutoring!  The campus coordinator will be responsible for communications with the new tutor, including approval to be an OhioLINK eTutor.  OhioLINK eTutoring program coordinator will support the campus coordinator with any remaining tutor-related training and onboarding steps.