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The Center for Reading and Writing offers one-on-one, face-to-face consulting sessions in writing, reading, and study skills.  We encourage ALL Ramapo students to visit the Center. Whether you want to improve your reading, learn strategies for strengthening your writing, or brush up on study skills, we have the people and the resources to help you.

THE CENTER IS CLOSED FOR WALK-IN SESSIONS UNTIL THE START OF THE FALL SEMESTER. During this time no peer consultants will be on duty, and there will not be anyone at the desk to take phone calls made to the general line (please call one of the professional staff, whose numbers are listed below). Center professional staff will offer sessions on a limited basis, by appointment only. To make an appointment, send an email request for a session to; in your request, please specify a day and a general time (and let us know if there are any times that day when you cannot come). We will email you back to let you know whether you’ve secured an appointment for that day, and, if you have, what time to come. And please: no phone calls (desk staff are students as well, and there may not be anyone to answer the phone when you call).

WE ARE STILL HIRING NEW CONSULTANTS FOR THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR. If you’re interested in applying, please take a look at our page, “How to Become a Consultant.” Applications are welcome even after the end of the spring semester, and we will continue conducting interviews with selected candidates as necessary.

Hours of operation

Hours: Mon.-Thurs: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Fri: 10:00 a.m.–Noon.


Location: George T. Potter Library, 2nd floor, L-211
Phone: (201) 684-7557

The Center also offers Student Workshops on a range of topics from writing the argument paper to critical reading and MLA, APA, and Turabian/Chicago style guidelines. These 45-minute workshops are facilitated by Center staff, faculty and peer consultants. Click below for a list of upcoming workshops.

Come visit us on the 2nd floor of the Library (1 floor down from the main entrance).

Spring 2017 Workshop Schedule

The Virtual Waiting Room. Wondering whether there’s a wait? Click the link below to see how many people are currently at the Center (note that the number includes both people who are participating in active sessions, and those who are waiting for a session).

The Virtual Waiting Room

Find us in the Library!

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Center News

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Consultant in the Center, please apply!  There is no form required; simply gather the required materials (see “How to Become a Consultant” for the list), and send them to us. Applications are welcome at any time during the spring semester, but should be in no later than mid-April for primary consideration (applications submitted later may be reviewed, depending upon need). Watch the Daily Digest for announcements of info sessions for students who are interested in working in the Center.

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.”


Priscilla Tovey VanAulen,
Outreach Coordinator

Phone: (201) 684-7561
Office: L-211A

Ramon Reyes,
Developmental Writing Specialist

Phone: (201) 684-7559
Office: L-211B

Susan Auger,
Reading Specialist

Phone: (201) 684-7118
Office: L-211F

Tom Kitchen,

Phone: (201) 684-7084
Office: L-211C