Metro Writing Studio

Need help on papers coming due?  The Metro Writing Studio will be open an additional day for virtual tutoring on December 13th from 10:00 am -6:00 PM. Please schedule a session below.

EXTENDED TUTORING HOURS now AVAILABLE for non-EPS and non-ESL students.

Book a session now!

The Studio accepts daily walk-ins for in-person tutoring.  Please call us at 201-692-2166 regarding day to day availabilities.However, please be aware that we do not accept appointments for walk-in services. 

The Metro Writing Studio is located on the 2nd Floor of The Metropolitan Library, behind the reference desk.  The last day of tutoring for the fall semester is Dec 13th.

One of the top academic priorities of the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University is to graduate students who are competent and confident writers. To advance this goal, the Campus Writing Initiative, an innovative, comprehensive, campus-wide commitment to student writing, was adopted. The Metro Writing Studio supports the Campus Writing Initiative and reinforces the philosophy of the Writing Program.

Announcements

Need help with your writing assignments?  The Metro Writing Studio assists all FDU students, faculty, and staff with writing assignments and essays. 

Book an appointment online to schedule a tutoring session 

Tutoring Schedule 

THE METRO WRITING STUDIO IS OPEN FOR IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL TUTORING

Fall Semester: September 6th, 2022 – December 12th, 2022

For any student, faculty, or staff member in need of writing support services, please check the schedule below and follow the links to schedule your appointment.
You may also drop in for tutoring this semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 6:00 pm or Fridays from 4:00 – 8:00 pm for ESL/ELL Spanish to English tutoring ONLY.
 

NOTE: Our free tutoring is available to all FDU students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID. No tutoring is available on Saturdays.

Please note that schedules subject to change. Email Julia Wagner, Director, at jawagner@fdu.edu for further assistance with services at the studio. 

IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL SESSIONS
Make an Online appointment for virtual tutoring for FALL 2022 starting September 6th, 2022.
In-Person/Virtual
  • 10 AM – 6 PM (In-person)

  • 10 AM – 6 PM (In-person)

    10 AM – 2:00 PM (Virtual)

  • 4 PM – 8 PM (Virtual tutoring in Spanish to English ONLY) 

Register for Tutoring

To schedule a tutoring session please submit your request.

We welcome groups, All members of the group must attend the session.

Oops! Did you miss your appointment? Please reschedule.

Regístrese para Tutoría 

Para programar una sesión de tutoría, envíe su solicitud.

Damos la bienvenida a sesiones de grupo, todos los miembros del grupo deben asistir a la sesión.

¡UPS! ¿Faltaste a tu cita? Por favor, reprograme.

Workshop Schedule: Fall 2022

These free workshops are open to all FDU students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required to attend; however, you will need to email the appropriate graduate assistant located under each workshop in order to register and connect to the virtual presentation. 

or email Julia Wagner, Director, at jawagner@fdu.edu for more information about the workshops and the tutoring services offered at the Metro Writing Studio.

Writing in the Sciences
September 8th (TH)
5:30 – 7:00 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Helen Kuttner will introduce skills specific to scientific writing,  as well as inform this audience regarding the additional writing support services available to them through the Metro Writing Studio. 

Registration:  contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. a.rudraraju@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 915 1617 6861
Password: 164145

Introduction to MLA 8th Edition Format
September 19th  (M) 
10:00 – 11:30 AM
ZOOM Presentation

Yelena Shekhtman will introduce and review the 8th edition of MLA format for students. 

Registration:  contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. p.patel283@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 942 6750 8346
Password: 888312

Celebrating Spanish Heritage
September 19th (M)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
ZOOM Presentation

A valentine to Latin Culture, join Professor Claudia Arones as she presents an engaging and festive reminder of the best of Spanish culture.

Registration:  contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. b.vishnubhaktula@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 912 2048 9601
Password: 965345

Essential Spoken English for International Students
September 21 st (W)
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Culled from Professor Paul Caruso’s teaching experiences abroad, this participatory workshop will help international students improve their English conversation skills in the classroom and among their peers.

Registration: contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. b.vishnubhaktula@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 938 9022 1809
Password: 085814

Creating the Works Cited List
September 28th (W)
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Yelena Shekhtman will lead this workshop designed for those who are familiar with the basics of MLA parenthetical citation; she will focus on how to create the work cited list. 

Registration: contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. b.vishnubhaktula@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 940 7686 0303
Password: 149866

Introduction to APA Format
October 4th (T)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Danielle DesFosses will cover the basics of APA formatting, commonly used to cite sources in academic writing, and guide students through practice exercises. This workshop will be repeated on Tuesday, Nov 1 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Registration: contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. p.patel283@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 973 6154 6086
Password: 775165

Advanced APA Format
October 6th (TH)
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Designed for those who know the basics of APA, this workshop, presented by Helen Kuttner, will offer a brief APA overview before launching into more complicated citation issues. A question and answer period will follow for your specific APA Format questions. This workshop will repeated on Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Registration: contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. a.rudraraju@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 948 4862 3866
Password: 746791

Basic Grammar
October 10th (M)
1:00PM – 2:30 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Rochelle Moskowitz will introduce, explain, and then help students to recognize the most common mechanical errors within their own writing focusing on the The Comma and what makes a great sentence.

Registration: contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. p.patel283@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 935 8240 9325
Password: 589394

Basic Grammar
October 19th (W)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Rochelle Moskowitz hosts a grammar workshop on The Definite and Indefinite Article and how to employ them in student writing.

Registration: contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. p.patel283@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 985 3154 5227
Password: 577581

Introduction to APA Format
November 1 (T)
11:00 Am – 12:30 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Danielle Des Fosses will cover the basics of APA formatting, commonly used to cite sources in academic writing, and guide students through practice exercises. This workshop is a repeat of the workshop offered on October 4th.

Registration: contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. a.rudraraju@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 927 5377 2341
Password: 955384

Advanced APA Format
November 3rd (TH)
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
ZOOM Presentation

Designed for those who know the basics of APA, this workshop, presented by Helen Kuttner, will offer a brief APA overview before launching into more complicated citation issues. This workshop is a repeat of the workshop offered on Oct 6th. A question and answer period will follow for your specific APA format questions.

Registration: contact the following email 10 minutes prior to the start of this workshop. a.rudraraju@student.fdu.edu

Zoom ID: 944 7448 0807
Password: 305692

 

In addition, for a full list of Metropolitan Campus Library Workshops and how to access them, see the link: 

https://fdu.libcal.com/calendar/metro/?cid=12451&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=12451,12425,12300,13729&inc=0

Registration information: Contact the email 10 minutes prior to presentation times.

ESL Conversation Schedule

Non-native speakers of English are invited to come practice spoken language skills at the Metro Writing Studio. We look forward to resuming the ESL Conversation schedule in the spring semester.  

Referral form

Referral forms are not necessary; tutoring is available on a drop-in basis. However, faculty may refer students to the Writing Studio by printing, completing, and giving a referral form to those students in need of assistance.

To print out a referral form please click here: Referral Form

FAQ’s

The Metro Writing Studio provides free, individualized tutoring in writing and writing workshops to help students, faculty, and staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University improve their writing skills.

  • Where is the Metro Writing Studio?
    We are located on the second floor of the Metropolitan Campus Library (on the Metropolitan campus in Teaneck) behind the Reference/Circulation Desk.
  • What are the hours of operation?
    Monday-Thursday 10.00 am to 7.00 pm Friday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Sunday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm. The Studio, which offers wireless connection to the Internet to those with an FDU webmail account, is open as a quiet and comfortable study space whenever the library is open.
  • Who may use the Studio?
    Students who are matriculated at Fairleigh Dickinson (whether undergraduate or graduate, part-time or full-time), faculty, and staff are eligible to make use of all the Studio’s offerings.
  • What kind of help do the tutors provide?
    Tutors assist students with all phases of the writing process from brainstorming ideas to polishing the final draft. We do not, however, offer proofreading or editing services; our goal is to teach students how do such things for themselves.
  • Do I need to make an appointment to see a tutor?
    No, we see students mainly on a drop-in-basis (limited appointments become available later in the semester). On occasion, you might have to wait before a tutor is free to work with you, so plan your time wisely. Be sure to fill out a Request for Tutoring Form upon your arrival.
  • What should I bring when I see a tutor?
    You should bring the assignment given to you by your instructor, the materials (such as articles or books) upon which the assignment is based, and a printed copy of what you have written so far.
  • What other types of services does the Studio provide?
    Throughout the semester, we offer workshops on various writing-related topics such as how to recognize and avoid plagiarism and how to use MLA and APA citation formats. International students can practice their speaking skills six times a semester at our English conversation workshops.

Faculty and Tutors

  • Julia Wagner, Director, Metro Writing Studio
    Department of Literature, Languages, Writing, and Humanities

Tutors

  • Claudia Arones
  • Ruth Morrison
  • Helen Kuttner
  • Yelena Shekhtman
  • Lisa Karrer
  • David Simons
  • Terry Gibson
  • Danielle Des Fosses
  • Ron Chavious
  • James Veach
  • Irene Konstantinidis
  • Josie Horna
  • Paul Caruso

Graduate Assistants

  • Aravinda Rudraraju
  • Bhavya Vishnubhaktula
  • Parisha Patel