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 include individually-tailored writing curriculum to fit writers and thinkers of any age!

Where and How: Students work one-on-one with a Writing Associate in-person or through video conferencing. 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 well versed in 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.

One-on-one Support Pricing


SWP Participant

Non-SWP Participant

1 Session on a specific skill or strategy



6 Session individually-designed course



10 session individually-designed course



  • 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.