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 programs are free for all UB students and offer three primary types of support:
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 nationally certified tutor 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, use the Appointment Tool (lightbulb) icon in MyUB or stop by the library.
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 in the Writing Center, located in the library. We also offer live online consultations, either via video or text chat. You can also submit your work to the Online Writing Link (OWL) through MyUB to receive written feedback for revision. Tthis 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 Writing Center director Mairin Barney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for support on lengthier graduate writing projects.
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 achieve greater success with a peer whom you can meet with regularly for check-ins, encouragement, and feedback. Contact email@example.com for more information or make an appointment in the Appointment Tool (lightbulb icon) in MyUB.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 using an Academic Success service, the tutor or consultant will be happy to provide it.
Refer a student to a writing consultant.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request an in-class presentation.