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Did you know?

The ALC 's tutor training program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.

The ALC employs over 45 tutors for more than 80 different courses.

More than 1,200 students use our tutoring and consulting services each year.

To become a tutor, students must have earned a B+ or better, received a recommendation from their professor, and received CRLA-certified training. 

Faculty Resources

Our services can supplement your coursework to boost student performance. Here are tools to assist you in bringing your students in touch with our services:

Subjects Supported by ALC Tutors
Spring 2014

 ACCT: 201, 202, 301, 302, 310, 401, 405, 504, 510, 511, 513, 640 

ANTH: 110

APPL: 632

ARTS: 121

BIO: 101, 111, 121

BULA: 151

CHEM: 101

CMAT: 201, 211, 212, 358

Computer Applications:  Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS 

COSC: 100, 150, 151, 155, 251, 315

CRJU: 200, 301, 302, 304, 306, 330, 485

DMVA: 93, 95

ECON: 100, 200, 305, 

ENGL: 200

ENTR: 101, 300

ENVS: 201

FIN: 331, 333, 504, 640

GVPP: 201

HIST: 112, 122, 314

HSMG: 302, 632

IDIS: 101, 110, 302, 304

INSS: 300

LEST: 500

MATH: 111, 115

MGMT: 101, 302, 315, 339

MKTG: 301

OPRE: 202, 315, 504

PBDS: 660, 661

PHIL: 101, 301

PHSC: 101

PSYC: 100, 200, 297, 300, 308, 309, 345, 497

PUAD: 628, 629, 630

SPAN: 125, 126

Writing

    • Mention us in your syllabus

      The Achievement and Learning Center (ALC) is a free resource for all UB students and offers support in three ways:

      1) A tutor or study facilitator may be available for this course, either on-campus or online. Assistance in a variety of computer skills may also be available. Visit www.ubalt.edu/tutoring to learn more, or stop by AC113.

      2) Writing consultants can work with you one-on-one to improve your papers and provide suggestions for revisions. Writing consultants provide feedback on anything you're writing for UB courses at any point in the writing process, from getting started to final editing. You can also submit to the Online Writing Link through the MyUB portal to receive audio MP3 feedback; look for the OWL icon.

      3) To gain a competitive edge in the classroom or the workplace, make an appointment with Learning Consultant Cydney Delia. Cydney works with students on goal-setting, time management, efficient learning strategies, working in teams, oral presentations, and examtaking. She can help you develop a personalized "master plan" for accomplishing your goals.

      To learn more, or to make an appointment, visit www.ubalt.edu/alc.

    • Request tutoring support for your course

      We provide course-specific tutoring and facilitated study groups. To learn what's available for your course, contact Tutoring Coordinator Nancy Bates at 410.837.5387 or nbates@ubalt.edu

    • Encourage help-seeking behavior

      Spread the word: ALC services are for all students. Many ALC users are students looking to maintain scholarships or enter competitive programs. The average GPA of ALC clients is 3.0. 

      It's now easier than ever for students to make an appointment with a tutor, writing consultant, learning consultant, or peer academic coach. They simply need to visit www.ubalt.edu/alc and click the "make an appointment" button.

      If your student asks for
      written confirmation of an ALC visit, the tutor or consultant will be happy to
      provide it.

      • Refer a student to the writing center

        You can send students to www.ubalt.edu/alc to make an appointment, or you can use our faculty referral form to provide specific goals for a draft.

      • Learn how academic coaching and consulting can improve your students' performance

        Our Peer Academic Coaches and Learning Consultant Cydney Delia can help students develop learning and study skills as well as a long-term success plan. 

        Cydney offers everything from one-time consults to regular check-ins that provide structure and help students stay on track. Contact Cydney Delia at 410.837.5366 or cdelia@ubalt.edu to discuss how her services can benefit your students.

      • 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 alc@ubalt.edu 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 your students' learning. We tailor our presentations to meet your specific class needs, in content and duration. Email alc@ubalt.edu to request an in-class presentation.