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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:

    • 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:

      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 our tutoring page ( to learn more, or stop by AC113.

      Writing Consulting
      Writing consultants work with students one-on-one and provide suggestions for revisions. Writing consultants provide feedback on anything students are writing for UB courses at any point in the writing process, from getting started to final editing.

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

      Graduate students can also contact the assistant director for writing services, Dr. Isabell May (, directly for support on lengthier graduate writing projects.

      Academic Coaching
      To gain a competitive edge in the classroom or the workplace, make an appointment with one of our academic coaches. They work with students on goal-setting, time management, efficient learning strategies, working in teams, oral presentations, and exam-taking.

      To learn more, or to make an appointment, visit

    • 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

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

Last Published 10/2/15