Tutoring and Academic Support Services

A destination for studying, collaboration, support and growth.

Tutoring and Academic Support Services (TASS) helps undergraduate students raise the bar on their classroom performance by providing resources that open doors to academic success. TASS sets a new standard for academic support at UB, where you’ll find that asking for help is one of the smartest things you can do.

When you work with one of our tutors, you’ll find new ways to approach your studies and gain strategies to overcome the rigors of college-level work. We offer services to meet these needs and more. These services are free to all undergraduate students.

  • Walk-in tutoring: Tutors are on-site during specific days/times for high-demand courses. No appointment needed.
  • Tutoring by appointment: If you prefer one-on-one attention, you can request a tutor, who will schedule weekly sessions with you.
  • Study group sessions: Our tutors organize structured group study sessions for students taking the same course.
  • Academic coaches: Available by appointment, our academic coaches will help you with time management, organization and study strategies based on your preferred learning style.
  • Even more: Computers, study areas, events and workshops to build your skills.

Additional On-Campus Tutoring Help

Everyone — even students at the top of their class — benefits from a little bit of extra help. Tutoring can help you better understand the material, strengthen your skills and boost your confidence in the classroom. Here is how to get started.

Online Tutoring

Get help without leaving your room! All UB students have access to free, unlimited online tutoring from 7 p.m. to midnight, Sunday - Thursday, in accounting, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, math, nursing, physics, psychology and writing. Request a tutor and learn more about these services.

Center for Excellence in Writing

209 Baldy Hall  |  645-5139

Strengthen your writing skills at the Center for Excellence in Writing. The dedicated staff helps UB writers through individual appointments, online consultations, writing groups and workshops. The CEW’s Writing Lab, inside the tutoring center, is available for in person and online writing consultations, multi-modal composing support and more. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Academic Success Centers

As a UB student, you get free unlimited tutoring in our Academic Success Centers, which are located in three residence hall areas. Tutoring is available in accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, English, math and physics. Individuals, groups, on-campus residents and commuters are encouraged to drop by the centers between 7 and 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. No appointment necessary.

  • Blake Academic Success Center
    167 Fillmore (Ellicott)
  • Jones Academic Success Center
    Clinton Hall Basement (Governors)
  • Goodyear Academic Success Center
    141 Goodyear Hall (South Campus)

Mathematics Help Center

107 & 110 Mathematics Bldg.  |  645-6284

Free, walk-in tutoring is available in the Mathematics Help Center for the following courses:

  • MTH 121
  • MTH 122
  • MTH 131
  • MTH 141
  • MTH 142
  • MTH 241
  • MTH 306
  • MTH 309

If you prefer the assistance of a private tutor, you can access a list in the math department office.

Are You Ready? Students about to start first- and second-year math courses at UB can access a number of online quiz and review programs.

Department of Chemistry

359 Natural Sciences Complex  |  645-6800

You don’t have to be a chemistry major to get tutoring through UB’s Department of Chemistry! Help is available for students taking the introductory chemistry courses in the following ways:

  • General Chemistry Help Center: Natural Sciences Complex 110. To confirm the center hours, see Course Information/General Chemistry Help Center or call the chemistry department at 716-645-6800.
  • Other Chemistry Course Help and Tutoring: See individual syllabi for a list of faculty and TA office hours.
  • Student affiliates of the American Chemical Society (all levels of chemistry courses): Contact chemug@buffalo.edu for a schedule.
  • For help with seeking paid tutors, contact ubgradchemclub@gmail.com.

Any other questions contact the chemistry department at 645-6800 or ubchem@buffalo.edu.

Specialized Services

Thomas J. Edwards Undergraduate Learning Center Math Place

211 Baldy Hall  |  716-645-2394

Visit the Thomas J. Edwards Undergraduate Learning Center to get free math tutoring. Walk-in tutoring is available for the following subjects:

  • ULC 147
  • ULC 148
  • MTH 121
  • MTH 122
  • MTH 131
  • MTH 141
  • MTH 142

Additional Online Resources

Many students love the Khan Academy, a destination for online exercises, instructional videos and personalized learning dashboards.

Here are other ways to get help.

  • Ask your instructor for help.
  • Ask your teaching assistant (TA) for help.
  • Ask your instructor about being paired with successful students in the course.
  • Ask the department for contacts in the major who may be able to help.
  • Post flyers around campus letting others know that you’re seeking tutoring assistance.
  • Form a study group.

Last updated: June 10, 2019 9:08 am EST

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