Queens College offers a number of options to assist students who would like additional help within the classroom.
The mission of the Writing Center, located in Kiely Hall 229, is to help students grow and mature as writers by helping them build on their strengths and overcome whatever difficulties they may have with writing. That is, our goal is to make better writers, not better essays. Specific essays will improve, but only because their writers are sharpening their abilities.
The Writing Center offers a number of options to help students work on their writing ability:
Students who need help with their writing can be assigned weekly one-hour appointments during the following hours:
Monday–Thursday 10 am–2 pm & 3pm – 8pm
Friday 10 am–1 pm
Saturday 10 am–2 pm
The aspects of writing to be covered will be decided upon by the student and the tutor or by instructor recommendation. This personalized work aims to correct specific writing problems and reinforce writing strengths. Your initial appointment will be for four consecutive weeks; it can be extended beyond that period if the tutor recommends it and you attend each session.
A student who needs help with writing can get a “drop-in” appointment by calling to reserve one of the drop-in hours we now have scheduled each day or by coming to the Writing Center at the beginning of each hour during our hours of operation.
A student can get feedback on essays via the Internet. For more information, click on “E-Tutoring” at our website.
To learn more about the Writing Center’s goals, methods, and resources, we urge you to take a look at its website. You can find it by clicking on the “Quick Links” button at the top of the college’s website, then clicking on “Writing at Queens” on the menu that drops down.
Academic Support Lab
(course-specific tutoring & study skills)
The Academic Support Lab, located in Kiely Hall 131, and open Monday – Saturday offers course-specific tutoring for many introductory courses, including courses in accounting, comparative literature, computer science, economics, English, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
The Lab also offers study skills workshops on topics such as note-taking, vocabulary development, textbook reading, testtaking, oral presentations, and time management.
The Lab also features twenty computers and a printer for student use.
Science Tutoring Center
The Science Tutoring Center, located in Remsen 114, offers walk-in tutoring Monday – Thursday from 12 pm – 6 pm. Tutors can assist with introductory biology, chemistry, and physics courses. Please call 718-997-5695 for the exact schedule.
The Math Lab, located in Kiely Hall 331, offers math course tutoring and archived lectures for playback.