66 West 12th Street, 6th Fl. (
New York, NY 10011
Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ESL-certified tutors provide support in writing, speaking, and pronunciation. For those seeking assistance with writing, tutors can help with grammar, content, structure, clarity, etc. ESL speech appointments are available for students looking to expand their vocabulary, improve their pronunciation, and practice presentations and daily conversation. At the same time, speech appointments provide students with a valuable opportunity to enhance their listening skills.
General writing appointments are available for writers at all skill levels. Tutors can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to developing an outline or rough draft to revising and editing.
Graduate-level tutoring is available for students currently enrolled in a master's or PhD program. Tutors, who are themselves advanced PhD students, provide assistance with research papers, thesis and dissertation proposals, papers for publication, and other written work.
ULC math tutors can provide assistance with the following subjects:
If you need help with another subject, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to accommodate you.
Individual Time Management appointments are available for students looking to better structure and plan their time. Tutors can help with managing short- and long-term assignments, budgeting time, creating an agenda (daily, weekly, etc.), and avoiding procrastination.
Schedule ULC appointments on Starfish. Please see the video above for information on how to make an appointment or download written instructions (PDF).
Walk-in writing appointments are available every hour from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can try for a Time Management, Math, or Adobe walk-in session when a tutor is available, but we cannot guarantee availability, as there are fewer tutors.
Students can be seen for a walk-in session on the hour up until 20 minutes past the hour if they are present in the ULC waiting room and signed in to the Kiosk. Arriving early increases one’s chances of meeting with a tutor.
Students can request an appointment in which they meet with the same tutor at a fixed time on either a weekly or a biweekly basis. Weekly appointments are available for writing and math sessions. This service is particularly useful for students working on longer assignments, or those who plan to visit the ULC frequently throughout the semester.
Students can request a weekly appointment by emailing us. Requests are processed on a rolling basis starting February 8 and will not accepted after March 4.
Graduate students with particularly lengthy and/or challenging pieces of writing can schedule a two-hour appointment. Students must email us to request a two-hour appointment and are allowed only two per semester. Students who have not been to the ULC before are encouraged to schedule a one-hour appointment before requesting a two-hour session. Students may not book another appointment until after their two-hour appointment is over.
Online students and those who are unable to make it to our office in person can request Zoom appointments. Students must email us to schedule a Zoom appointment. Students must also paste their paper and, if possible, their assignment sheet into a shared Google Doc before their appointment.
Are you struggling with your English pronunciation? Are you frustrated with people asking you to repeat yourself or not understanding you? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider taking a free pronunciation class at the University Learning Center. In this class, you will train your muscles to correctly produce sounds in English, learn where stress falls in words and sentences, master correct intonation, learn to differentiate between similar sounds, and gain confidence in speaking.
Join our weekly conversation group, with activities and games designed to expand your English speaking, listening, and vocabulary skills. The group meets every Thursday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch) beginning on Thursday, February 18. The sessions are informal, so there is no need to sign up in advance. All we ask is that you come ready to participate and have fun.