TASS provides the support you need to be a successful college student.
Students can meet with an academic coach, one on one, to develop more successful study habits and skills. Coaches will focus on your individual needs to help you reach your goals. Topics typically discussed are time management, study skills, exam prep and motivation.
Students have the ability to meet one-on-one with a trained tutor. The tutor will tailor your session based on your academic needs. Tutors will help you find new ways to interpret information, synthesize knowledge, give you a new perspective. Working one-on-one with a tutor can help you overcome the rigors of college-level work or simply get a jump on things.
What to know before you attend a tutoring session.
In partnership with Campus Living, we offer tutoring in the residence halls. Drop-In tutoring is available in the Blake Academic Center in the Ellicott Complex and in the Jones Academic Center in Governors. Tutors are available during scheduled hours offering tutoring in high-demand courses such as chemistry, physics, math and biology.
Throughout the semester students can attend and participate in TASS programming which includes workshops and other events. Workshops and events vary in topic by semester. Check for upcoming events on the TASS homepage.
First-generation students are invited to join our Peer Mentoring program. You will be paired with an upperclass first-generation student who will serve as your advocate and friend. Your mentor will help guide you through your academic and personal goals in your first year.
Academic Success Strategies (LAI 203) is a course taught by the TASS staff. It is designed to help students who are struggling with their coursework to get back on track. Students who have been placed on academic warning or probation are invited to take the course. For more information please speak with your academic advisor or contact TASS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone, even students at the top of their class, benefits from a little extra help. In addition to our tutoring opportunities, there are other services on campus and online available to assist you.
All UB students have access to free, unlimited, online tutoring from STAR-NY in accounting, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, math, nursing, organic chemistry, physics, psychology and writing. Their hours are Sundays through Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. You must log in before 11:30 p.m. Request a tutor and learn more.
The Center for Excellence in Writing is the place to talk about your writing. Whether it be a course essay, application materials, or a personal project, you can schedule an individual consultation at any stage of your writing process. We offer in-person meetings in our Main Center (17 Norton) and virtually via Zoom. You can schedule via Navigate under “Writing Assistance” or drop in to 17 Norton Hall to schedule.
Visit the Thomas J. Edwards Undergraduate Learning Center, 211 Baldy Hall.
For more information see your UB Learns Chemistry site. No appointment is necessary and all support is through Zoom.
The Mathematics Help Center offers free, online help for students enrolled in the following courses: MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 131, MTH 141, MTH 142, MTH 241, MTH 306 and MTH 309. Visit the Math Help Center for more information.
Hours: Sunday–Friday, 3–10 p.m.
To access any of these services, you can use Navigate, UB’s online appointment scheduling platform, to make appointments with your advisor and connect with resources and support campus-wide.
Students can use the Khan Academy, for online exercises, instructional videos and personalized learning dashboards.