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Our services can supplement your coursework to boost student performance.

Here are suggestions to help bring your students in touch with our services:

  • Mention us in your syllabus.

    Here is a statement you can add to your syllabus:

    Academic Success is a free resource for all UB students and offers support in three ways:


    An Academic Success tutor may be available for this course, either on campus or online. All tutors have been recommended by a faculty member and receive ongoing training. Tutors can assist you with learning course content as well as computer skills. To get the most out of your session, come with specific goals and all relevant materials. To learn more or make an appointment, visit our website, or stop by our office on the lower level of the Robert L. Bogomolny Library. 

    Writing Consulting
    Writing consultants work with you one-on-one and provide suggestions for revisions. You can receive feedback on anything you are writing for UB courses at any point in the writing process, from getting started to final editing. We ask that you bring in the following three things to each appointment: assignment instructions, a specific goal for the session and a printed copy of anything they have done (e.g. outline, notes, first draft).

    Appointments are available face-to-face in Access Services in the Robert L. Bogomolny Library. We also offer live online consultations, either via video or text chat. You can also submit their work to the Online Writing Link (OWL) through the MyUB portal to receive written feedback on how to revise your papers. Please note that this process takes up to two business days. Please see our website for details on all appointment and OWL options.

    If you are a graduate student, you can also contact the assistant director for writing services, Mairin Barney (, directly for support on lengthier graduate writing projects.

    Academic Coaching

    Academic Coaching is a one-on-one appointment-based service provided by trained peers with the purpose of helping students to establish an academic success plan. Academic Coaches work with both undergraduate and graduate students, and each session is individually tailored based on student needs. The goal of academic coaching is to help students improve their study habits in a safe environment with a peer with whom you can meet with regularly for check-ins, encouragement, and feedback.  Academic Coaches are located on the lower level of Robert L. Bogomolny Library. Contact for more information.

  • Request tutoring support for your course.

    We provide course-specific tutoring and facilitated study groups. To learn what's available for your course, contact Academic Success at
  • Encourage help-seeking behavior.

    Spread the word: Our services are for all students. Many of our users are students looking to maintain scholarships or enter competitive programs. The average GPA of our clients is a 3.0 for undergraduate students and a 3.6 for graduate students.

    If you or your student need written confirmation of a visit to Academic Success in Robert L. Bogomolny Library, the tutor or consultant will be happy to provide it.
  • Refer a student to a writing consultant.

    You can send students to to make an appointment, or you can use our faculty referral form to provide specific goals for a draft.
  • Request a class visit.

    We'd love to introduce our services to your class with a brief 5-10 minute overview scheduled at any point during your class and at any point in the semester. Email to request that a representative come visit your class.
  • Request an in-class presentation.

    Our presentations in math, writing and learning skills are designed to support excellence in your teaching and in your students' learning. We tailor our presentations to meet your specific class needs, in content and duration. Email to request an in-class presentation.

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