Resources for Students and Faculty

Organization and planning are the first steps to being a successful college student. This page will provide resources to support you throughout the semester.

Student Resources

Remember to:

  • Plan your semester. Whether you use a writing app, planner or pen and paper, seeing things in writing helps keep you on task.
  • Use your syllabus. Your syllabus is your contract with the instructor. Review your syllabus carefully and make sure to note important dates and deadlines to help you plan ahead.
  • Record due dates and important events. Keep track of important due dates, exams, holidays, etc. by color coding them so they stand out. You are less likely to miss deadlines and appointments if you write them down.
  • Make a to-do list. Making a to-do list can help boost productivity, improve focus and increase your motivation. Break due dates into actionable daily tasks or smaller to-do lists. This will help you avoid getting overwhelmed, and you can check things off as you go. Remember to prioritize things that are most important and require a lot of attention. They should get done first!

Faculty Resources

There are a number of ways faculty can encourage students to use the services of the TASS Center.

  • Inform students about us in your syllabi.
  • Include our website link on your UB Learns site.
  • Tell students about us in your class.
  • Remind students of scheduled workshops.
  • Invite us to conduct interactive sessions in your class.
  • Recommend students to become tutors.

Syllabus Snippet
The text below contains language about Tutoring and Academic Support Services that you can cut and paste into your syllabus. We have included all of the information we think your students will need to understand about our services. Feel free to edit the snippet for tone and style to best fit your syllabus.

Free tutoring support is available through TASS Tutoring and Academic Support Services for currently enrolled undergraduate students. One-on-one tutoring is available online or in person for most courses. Academic Coaches are available to help you with critical reading, study skills, note taking, time management and more. For more information or to make an appointment visit the TASS website at