One-on-One Writing Support

What It Is: One-on-one writing and reading support geared to each individual learner. 

Who Can Sign Up: Our one-on-one writing support meetings are geared to rising high school seniors and rising college freshmen, but can be modified to fit writers of any age or level. 

Where and How: Students work one-on-one with a Writing Associate through online video conferencing programs. Each session is one hour and the curriculum is tailored to fit the needs of each individual student. Sessions generally include reading discussion, writing exercise, and writing feedback. 

Who Are the Writing Associates: Our Writing Associates are experienced college teachers familiar with Cooper Union’s unique method. Writing Associates work one-on-one during the year with Cooper Union students in The Cooper Union Center for Writing, and they are familiar with supporting and challenging writers, readers and thinkers in a one-on-one setting.

Workshop Pricing


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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.