Tutoring Services

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Would you benefit from a little bit of extra help understanding your chemistry, engineering, math or physics courses?  Free support is readily available from the following programs/groups for any student who is interested in improving his or her academic performance.

Information below has been updated for Spring 2022, but please check with each resource for the latest details.

UB offers in-person and virtual one-on-one tutoring appointments, success workshops, and academic coaching sessions to help you with a variety of academic needs including time management, organization, and study strategies based on your preferred learning style.

Note: TASS offers in-person tutoring in their Center in 130 Capen Hall, North Campus as well as in various Residence Halls, including Jones (Governors/North), Goodyear (South), and Blake (Ellicott/North).  For more details regarding tutoring in the residence halls, see the TASS at Campus Living Tutoring info.

SEAS Small Groups for First-Year Students

These innovative, academic small groups consist of professional instructors who work closely with first-year students to help them learn how to approach university-level engineering problems. The format is a blend of instruction and active learning. 

Small groups are a 0.5 credit hour academic courses, graded on a Pass/Not Pass basis with add, drop, and resign dates as per HUB enrollment transactions.  Look for the following small groups in various fall and spring class schedules:

EAS 148: Small Groups: Precalculus
EAS 141: Small Groups: Calculus 1
EAS 142: Small Groups: Calculus 2
EAS 107: Small Groups: Chemistry 1
EAS 117: Small Groups: Physics 1

Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society Tutoring

UB's Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Chapter offers free tutoring to SEAS students upon request.  Listed below are tutors for the current semester, their major, courses they can assist with, and their email address.  Please contact them via email to discuss possible arrangements.  If you require tutoring for a class not listed, please contact Maxine Dupuis (she/her) at maxinedu@buffalo.edu and Tau Beta Pi will try their best to pair you with one of their members!

Additional UB Resources

Thomas J. Edwards Undergraduate Learning Center Math Place

UB undergraduates can receive tutoring through the Math Place. The Math Place is a free peer tutoring service specifically designed for undergraduate UB students in ULC or Mathematics classes (ULC 147-148, MTH 121, 122, 131, 141, and 142)

Hours of Operation:
10 am - 6 pm, Monday through Thursday in 211 Baldy Hall
Closed Friday and Saturday
2- 8 pm Sundays, Virtually via Discord

closed for spring break March 20-26
close for the semester on May 12 at 6 pm

This is a free drop-in tutoring service, no appointment is necessary. If you need help, stop by Baldy 211 while we are open with your notes, textbook, and study material, or join the Discord server to post about your problem and chat with tutors on Sundays.

UB Math Department

Free, online tutoring is available from the Mathematics Department Help Center

UB Physics Department: Students in UB Chapter of Society of Physics

Please see your Physics syllabus for information about tutoring that might be available from the UB chapter of the Society of Physics.  

UB Chemistry Department

For more information, see your UBLearns Chemistry site. No appointment is necessary and all support is through Zoom.    

Center for Excellence in Writing

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

STAR-NY Online Tutoring

All UB students have access to free, unlimited, online tutoring from STAR-NY in accounting, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, math, nursing, organic chemistry, physics, psychology and writing. Their hours are Sundays through Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. You must log in before 11:30 p.m. Request a tutor and learn more.

Paid Tutors

If you are interested in hiring your own tutor for a particular subject, please contact your department for possible assistance in identifying qualified tutors.

Study Buddies

Study Buddies is a feature within the Navigate mobile app or desktop site that allows you to opt-in to connect with students in each of your classes who are interested in forming study groups. How you choose to interact can be decided by your group, whether it be in-person or virtually.