Tutoring & Academic Support

In accordance with UB’s transition to distance learning, in-person appointments are not available at this time. Tutoring and Academic Support Services will resume online services in the fall.

Student and tutor working together in the TASS center.

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.

  • Tutoring by appointment: If you prefer one-on-one attention, you can request a tutor, who will schedule weekly sessions with you. TASS will resume tutoring in the fall.
  • Academic coaches: Available by appointment, our academic coaches will help you with time management, organization and study strategies based on your preferred learning style.

Your health, safety and academic success are our highest priorities, and TASS is here for you! Continue to focus on your schoolwork and maintain a healthy schedule. For official university guidance and updates about UB’s preparedness and response to this issue, visit UB’s COVID-19 Information website.

Additional information and resources will also be shared on our Facebook page.

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.

STAR-NY

All UB students have access to free, unlimited online tutoring from STAR-NY in accounting, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, math, nursing, physics, psychology and writing. Request a tutor and learn more about these services

Hours: Sun.–Thurs. 7 p.m.–midnight | Log in until 11:30 p.m.

Campus Living Tutoring

As a UB student, you get free, unlimited tutoring in many popular subjects including: accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, English, math and physics. One-on-one and group tutoring is available every day of the week. Schedule your appointment

Hours:

  • Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Sat. 12-7 p.m.
  • Sun. 12–10 p.m.

Center for Excellence in Writing

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. Schedule an appointment through WCOnline

Hours:

  • Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Thomas J. Edwards Undergraduate Learning Center Math Place

Visit the Thomas J. Edwards Undergraduate Learning Center to get free math tutoring.

Hours:

  • Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Sat.-Sun. 2-8 p.m.

Department of Chemistry

You don’t have to be a chemistry major to get tutoring through UB’s Department of Chemistry! Schedule an appointment through UB Learns discussion boards on UB Learns course sites. 

TAs will answer questions during their normally scheduled office hours.

Mathematics Help Center

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:

  • Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–10 p.m. 

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.

Specialized Services

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.

Additional Online Resources

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

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.
  • Form a study group.