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.
TASS has received the International TUTOR Training Program Certification from the College Reading & Learning Association. This certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement to tutors and mentors and also sets professional standards of skill and training for tutors, coaches and peer mentors. Student tutors may also become CRLA certified.
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.
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.
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.
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. Tutoring is available by appointment in Goodyear. Tutors are available during scheduled hours offering tutoring in high-demand courses such as chemistry, physics, math and biology.
Throughout the semester students have the opportunity to attend TASS Success Workshops. Success Workshops can be live or online and vary in topics by semester.
First-generation students are invited to join our Peer Mentoring program. You will be paired with an upperclassman 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, LAI203, course is taught by TASS staff. This course is geared toward students that are struggling academically and possibly on academic warning or probation. If you need more information, stop by TASS at Capen 130 or speak to your academic advisor.
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