Center for Academic Success


The Center for Academic Success includes the Learning Commons, the Writing Center, the Leo Learning Center, and the Lee Learning Commons. All offices offer students a quiet place to study with their peer tutor, or engage in small group study sessions. We also offer workshops and have an open door policy with extended hours to accommodate all students.



The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is committed to providing student-centered programs and initiatives designed to enhance learning and promote success and persistence for all Manhattan College students. Students will work collaboratively with qualified peers and professionals to develop knowledge, skills and strategies needed for success in the classroom and beyond.


  • A student-centered approach to learning that emphasizes self-directedness, excellence and integrity
  • Fostering relationships and partnerships focused on service and collaboration
  • Self-development that promotes actualization, leadership, and interconnectedness, in keeping with Lasallian traditions 
  • Respect for and inclusion of members from diverse cultures, experiences and intellectual perspectives
  • Equitable practices that provide all students access to opportunities to achieve success. 


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    "All the tutors at the Center are so helpful!"

    "As an English major I was super nervous and intimidated and the Writing Center tutor made me feel comfortable and helped me work out some issues I was having writing a paper. I can't thank her enough." 

    "My tutor is AMAZING. I only go when he is available and I set my appointments weeks in advance! Orgo genie right there!"

    "The tutor was so incredibly nice and willing to help. It was calming to know that there is always someone who can offer a little extra help." 


    "I think my SI was a great teacher, and was really dedicated to helping us out, he did an awesome job."

    "My SI was very helpful and 100% contributed to improving my grade." 

    "The SI was great! He should think of becoming a professor/teacher himself." 

    "Our SI knew what she was talking about and was always well prepared and approachable."

    "My SI is amazing. She explains concepts in ways that are easy to understand and is very patient if you're still confused. She definitely helped me improve my grade. She is also very sweet and funny. I am very grateful for her! <3" 

     "Made what we learned in class simple, better than the actual professor!"

    "My SI was amazing at explaining the problems in a way I could understand! He was helpful and sweet, and made me feel like my questions were good/important"