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Center for Reading and Writing


Center for Reading and Writing

Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons | Room 420 (4th floor)

p: 201-684-7557 | Summer: 201-684-7561

The Center for Reading and Writing (CRW) offers one-on-one consulting sessions in writing and reading to students on all academic levels, both virtually and in-person. We can help you in all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing final papers. If you need reading strategies for difficult texts, we are here to assist with those, too. We also offer a wide variety of workshops from study skills to MLA, APA, and Chicago documentation styles. CRW services are open to all Ramapo students.


Jobs Information Session – April 22 – Open to All Students!

Do you enjoy helping your peers with writing and reading assignments? Would you like to get paid for it, while developing excellent skills in communications, leadership, and problem-solving? Meet the CRW staff on Webex, and learn all about how to become a Peer Consultant and/or a CRWT Supplemental Instruction Leader.  We look forward to seeing you!

Date/Time:  April 22, 3:00-3:30 PM

Location:  Webex.  Register at this link:

Spring 2024 – Welcome Back!

The Center for Reading and Writing will open for the spring semester on January 29th!  Appointments for both in-person and remote sessions can be scheduled through Connect. Sessions are 40 minutes long and available during the hours below.

Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 10AM-8PM and Fri, by appointment only.

Weekends: Virtual appointments are available (limited). See Connect.

Student Workshops will begin on Jan. 31st with Study Skills to Start the Semester Strong. The spring workshop schedule can be found below. Registration is required.

ELL Support:  Professional tutors Peggy Hartog and Evelyn Erli are available for students who need ELL support in writing and reading. Weekly appointments are available on Connect.

We look forward to seeing you!




What Ramapo Students are Saying About the Center for Reading and Writing

  • “It was really helpful, because now I know what areas to focus on to complete my essay effectively.”
  • “I was very satisfied with the help I received. My consultant showed me how to improve my paper and reading through it really helped.”
  • “Everything about this session was positive and effective. I now have a better understanding on where to start with my research paper.”
  • “I learned how to replace paragraphs in my essay, and help improve my thesis.”
  • “I got a good perspective on my topic, and I also learned more about the Chicago style of writing.”
  • “Going to the Reading and Writing Center helps give me more ideas and strategies to work with my paper.”
  • “This is a great place to release the frustration when in doubt about writing.”
  • “I know what changes I have to make, and how to make them.”

Contact Us:

Priscilla Tovey
Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (201) 684-7561
Office: LC-424

Ramon Reyes
Developmental Writing Specialist
Phone: (201) 684-7559
Office: LC-425

Susan Auger
Reading Specialist
Phone: (201) 684-7118
Office: LC423