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.

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.

Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society Tutoring

Free tutoring by members of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society is available upon request.  Listed below are tutors for the current semester, classes that they can can assist with, and contact information.  

Ryan Rava miscellaneous EE and BE courses ryanrava@buffalo.edu
Patrick Kearney MTH141, MTH142, MTH241 and miscellaneous CS classes pkearney@buffalo.edu
Dave Doan PHY107, PHY108, MTH141, MTH142, MTH241 and miscellaneous EE courses davedoan@buffalo.edu

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

STAR-NY Online Tutoring

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

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.

Cora P. Maloney College Tutoring and Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center is available to assist all CPMC students to reach their full potential, by providing high-quality support to students.