Writing Center

The Writing Center’s mission is to support and develop student writing and reading at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University.  We complement the classroom instruction of writing in the Writing Program and across the academic disciplines with one-on-one, student-centered tutoring, student writing groups, and writing workshops.  We work with students during all stages of the writing process—from understanding an assignment and brainstorming for ideas to developing stronger arguments, critically analyzing and applying course readings, and mastering techniques for proofreading and editing.  We are also a central resource on writing for students, faculty, and the rest of the university community.



During the academic year, the Writing Center is open during the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Please contact us for holiday and summer hours.

Location and Contact:

The Brooklyn Campus’ Writing Center is located in Library Learning Center, 4th floor.*  

*To access the Center, take the LLC elevator to the fourth floor and walk straight through the open door to the Center at the end of the hall, or enter the library on the third floor, take the internal stairs to the fourth floor, veer left, and walk straight ahead through the green doors. 

You may reach us by phone at 718-488-1095.

Services Available:
  • Weekly Sessions- A student visits the Center to schedule weekly, semester-long sessions with the same tutor.
  • Walk-In Sessions- A student visits the Center without an appointment, and if a tutor is available, the student receives a fifty-minute tutoring session.  
  • One-Time Appointment Sessions--A student phones or visits the Center to schedule a one-time appointment for a specific day and time.
  • Distance Tutoring Sessions—A student phones the Center to schedule an appointment and uses a computer and a phone or a computer and Zoom, an online tutoring program that supports visual and verbal communication, to attend a distance or remote tutoring session. Distance tutoring can be weekly or one-time.

In addition to one-on-one tutoring, we offer tutorial support to entire classes in diverse programs such as occupational therapy, sports management, pharmacy, and global studies. Furthermore, students can arrange to be tutored in small groups.

For faculty wishing to set up an in-class workshop with the Student Writing Group Project (SWGP):

Contact Donald McCrary, Director at 718-780-4316 or donald.mccrary@liu.edu.