The Department of English

Work in the Department

ESL Tutoring

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Are you interested in teaching English abroad? Do you enjoy learning about world cultures and interacting with international students?

Tutoring in the ESL Support Services will award current CSU Chico students with valuable teaching experience and life long friends. Located in the Arts and Humanities room 206A, the ESL Support Services provides tutoring assistance to international students and second language learners. As a team, tutors help improve ELL students’ writing, grammar, pronunciation, and reading comprehension skills. The class Theory and Practice in Tutoring Composition, or English 431, is a prerequisite to tutor. For more information on this opportunity, contact Saundra Wright at


Do you enjoy helping new students succeed in their writing courses? Are you interested in building relationships and mentoring students to succeed at Chico State?

Mentoring opportunities are available in the Spring first-year composition "Jumbo" class and Spring/Fall writing workshops that accompany English-130 classes. Chico State mentors help their peers with a variety of tasks including writing, revising, and editing. Mentoring in one of these programs will give students a chance to help others and develop their own writing skills as well. Additionally, this position offers students professional development for resumes and future employment opportunities. The class Theory and Practice in Tutoring Composition, or English 431, is a prerequisite to mentor. For more information, contact Kim Jaxon at

The Watershed Review

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Do you enjoy reading any and all literary works? Are you interested in a publishing or editing career? 

Students who are interested in professional editing, publishing, printmaking, and literary writing should consider working for the Watershed Review. Students are given opportunities to develop their professional experience in the world of literary publishing. In addition, students are given an opportunity to travel to national conferences, take on lead editor positions, and work as paid employees. The class Editing Literary Magazines, or English 415, is a prerequisite to work for Watershed Review. For more information, contact Sarah Pape at


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Graduate students who are interested in developing their teaching pedagogy should consider applying for the Teaching Associateship Program. Our Teaching Associateship Program provides teacher training and helps our students develop their teaching philosophies and hone their professional skills. English 634 is a prerequisite to teach. For more information, contact Dr. Erin Kelly at