Writing Center

The Writing Center offers assistance in writing papers, as well as ESL support for English language learners.

The Writing Center, located within the Learning Commons, is a student-staffed writing tutoring service that provides one-on-one assistance with papers from all disciplines at any stage of the drafting process — from brainstorming through final editing. Our trained writing tutors can help writers at all skill levels define an appropriate topic, develop research strategies, organize material, analyze drafts for strengths and weaknesses, revise, edit and so forth.

Make an Appointment

We offer appointments in-person or online. Drop ins are welcome on a first-come, first serve basis at our on-campus location only — all online tutoring requires an appointment and 24 hours minimum advanced notice. Please note that it is best to consult with a writing tutor as early as possible in the writing process for a given assignment.

Appointments are available for up to one-hour long sessions during the following times:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
  • Friday: 9am-4pm

To make an appointment, call us at 718-862-7414 or email us at writingcenter@manhattan.edu. You will need to provide us with the following information when making an appointment:

  • Your full name
  • Requested date and time
  • Name of the course that your writing assignment is for
  • Name of the course instructor 

Online Writing Tutoring

If you can't make it to an in-person session, our tutors can work with you via an online appointment that is facilitated via Google applications including Google Docs, Hangout and Chat. Online appointments are held during our normal office hours as listed above. Read more about our online writing tutoring services.