Tutoring Services

Do you need free assistance for your chemistry, engineering, math or physics courses? Free help is readily available from the following programs/groups for any student who is interested in improving his or her academic performance.

Spring 2017 Tutoring

(contact for availability)

Tutor Name Courses Email
Meghan O'Leary MTH 141 - Calc I 
MTH 142 - Calc II 
CHE 107 - Chemistry
CHE 108 - Chemistry
CHE 201 - Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 - Organic Chemistry
Miscellaneous CE Courses
Self Defense
Alberto Padovan PHY 107 - Physics(Force)
PHY 108 - Physics(Electricity & Magnetism)
Miscellaneous MAE Courses
Ryan Rava Miscellaneous EE Courses
Miscellaneous BE Courses
Jonathan Przybyla CHE 107 - Chemistry
PHY 107 - Physics (Forces)
PHY 108 - Physics (Electricity & Magnetism)
MTH 141 - Calc I
MTH 142 - Calc II
EAS 209
Miscellaneous MAE Courses
Julie Powers CHE 107 - Chemistry
PHY 107 - Physics (Forces)
MTH 141 - Calc I
Miscellaneous CIE Courses
Daniel Miller PHY 107 - Physics (Forces)
PHY 108 - Physics (Electricity & Magnetism)
MTH 141 - Calc I
MTH 142 - Calc II
EAS 209
Miscellaneous MAE Courses


School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Small Groups

These innovative, academic small groups consist of upperclass student leaders who work closely with freshman to help them transition across the core curriculum of chemistry, math and physics.

Small group meetings on MTH 141 and 142, CHE 107, and PHY 107. Schedule and sign up information.

Other Resources

Campus Living: Academic Success Centers

Free tutoring in various technical engineering and general subjects. View the details and schedule on the Student Affairs Website.

Center for Excellence in Writing

UB's Center for Excellence in Writing supports writers across the university as they compose, construct, and share meaning.

211 Baldy Hall

Math Department

Free, walk-in tutoring is available in the Mathematics Department Help Center. 

The Math Place

209 Baldy Hall
Help with ULC 147, 148, MTH 121, 122, 141, 142.

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Mother Hen

Operation Mother Hen offers SEAS students a unique opportunity to review the key calculus concepts they need to know to succeed in our programs. Streaming video clips provide a close-up view of Dr. Ann Piech's calculations as she works through problems from the course text for MTH 141 and MTH 142, the prerequisite math courses for all SEAS undergraduate degrees. Each problem has its own video clip, and the clips are arranged by chapter and section, so students can focus only on the specific concepts they want to review.

Operation Mother Hen is a valuable resource not only for students who are currently enrolled in MTH 141/142, but for anyone who needs a quick review of basic calculus principles.

Paid Tutors

Most departments have a list of tutors for hire. Average price is about $10/hour.

STAR-NY Online Tutoring

Free, online tutoring for students in a consortium of public colleges and universities in New York, including UB.

Tau Beta Pi Tutoring

Free tutoring by members of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, is offered when possible.

Special Services

Free tutoring available for students who qualify. Must be either a first generation college student, referred by Disability Services with a signed statement, or financially disadvantaged (family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of poverty level). Tutoring schedules and applications to qualify are available in 215 Norton Hall.