The Writing Center of the Division of Graduate Studies

The Writing Center is a service of the Division of Graduate Studies dedicated to empowering you to become a more confident and capable academic writer. Professionals with decades of experience provide in-person and online classes, tutorials and seminars to help you express your ideas when writing course assignments. The Writing Center also assists with career development documents.


The Writing Center provides you with guidelines for academic writing improvement but does not edit your writing assignments. The Writing Center’s services span the range of the writing process: organization, word choice, formal vs. informal language, sentence structure, paragraph structure with transitional words and phrases, and the rules of grammar for standard American English (punctuation, capitalization and spelling).

When you participate in The Writing Center course, tutorials or seminars, we will provide you with practice materials designed to boost your writing and reading comprehension skills, including an APA study guide.

Academic Writing

  • One-on-One Tutoring (Online, In-person and Telephone Consultations)
  • Course Writing Assignments
  • Essay Writing
  • Assistance with Practicum I and Practicum II
  • PA Capstone Projects
  • EDDN515: Strengthening Writing and Reading Skills

EDDN 515: Strengthening Writing and Reading Skills

EDDN 515: Strengthening Writing and Reading Skills is a 12-session, 0-credit, Pass/Fail course that focuses on enhancing the writing and reading comprehension skills students need to successfully complete graduate-level coursework in degree-bearing programs in the Division of Graduate Studies. The philosophy of the course is that good writing requires good thinking; good writing requires good reading comprehension, and students will become better writers and readers through practice, practice, and more practice. With this in mind, an aim of the course is to help students refine their writing and reading at the graduate level through guided instruction, hands-on exercises, many chances to interact with course instructors and peers, and opportunities to practice a variety of approaches to writing and reading. Attention is also paid to the communication skills and strategies students can use when taking required New York State teacher certification and other professional certification tests. Course topics, practice exercises and writing assignments are designed to build skills in writing. The course also provides students with materials on how to research topics for coursework.

Career Development Services

The Writing Center helps you prepare written documents related to the job search process that are essential in applying for a position at a school or organization. Documents include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Application
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Thank You Letter

Students are guided in preparing online and in-print versions of these documents.

Location and Hours

The Writing Center is located at the Touro College Main Campus, 320 West 31 Street, Manhattan, Room 204.

We are open Monday through Friday throughout the semester:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Tutoring Services available Monday - Thursday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. (Last appointment: 5:00 P.M.)  Friday: 10 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.


Schedule an appointment by contacting Michael Aiello, Administrative Assistant to the Director.