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Individual and Group Tutoring

We offer free peer tutoring for over 100 UB courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All tutoring appointments are scheduled through our online appointment system and are available beginning the first week of each semester. 

Each of our tutors has earned at least a B+ in the course(s) for which he or she tutors and has been recommended by a faculty member. Tutors receive on-going training to develop tutoring techniques based on best practices and current research and are trained in facilitating individual and group tutoring. Each tutor is pursuing his or her level 1 CRLA certification. 

On average, students report that their final grade improves by one letter as a result of tutoring. The average GPA of students requesting a tutor is 3.0 for undergraduates and a 3.3 for graduates. Take advantage of this free resource and advance your academic goals by using our online appointment system to schedule an appointment with a tutor.


Make an appointment today.

  1. If you haven't already done so, register with our new online appointment system. If you already have an account, continue to step 2.

  2. Log into the online appointment system using your email address, and select the Tutoring [Spring 2015]  schedule from the drop-down menu.

  3. Choose your course or computer application from the  limit to drop-down menu at the top of the screen.*

  4. Select an open white block of time with a tutor of your choice.**

*if you don't see your course in the limit to  drop-down menu, please complete our tutor request form.

**If you don’t see a time that works with your usual schedule, contact Nancy Bates at 410-837-5387 or

If you have any questions about our online system, check out our FAQs, or stop by AC 113 for assistance.


Our Role:

  • We cater each session to your learning style and learning goals.
  • We work with you to identify goals, employ your strengths and use resources.
  • We answer questions about concepts and underlying principles.
  • We explain or demonstrate useful strategies, processes and approaches.

Your Role:

  • You bring specific goals or questions along with your assignment instructions, textbook or other relevant material.
  • You attend class as usual; tutoring cannot substitute for class attendance.
  • For assignment-related services, you attempt the work before your appointment.


    • Students must be currently enrolled in the course at UB for which they are requesting tutoring 
    • If you haven’t completed the course prerequisites, we are unable to provide tutoring.
    • The tutor’s job is not to correct mistakes or solve problems but to help you learn.
    • The instructor—not the tutor—is the best judge of what the instructor wants from an assignment.
    • For non-writing projects, you agree not to ask questions from graded work. (However, tutors can, without viewing the test or graded project/problem, explain a specific topic that you identify to be relevant.)

Online Tutoring:

You can work with a tutor from home in your pajamas! Check out our online tutoring option.


College Reading & Learning Association

Last Published 10/2/15