Friday
09/27/13

The Center for Excellence in Writing

Posted September 27, 2013 in Did You Know?, Study Tips

UB’s Center for Excellence in Writing supports writers across the university as they compose, construct, and share meaning. Since learning to write is a life-long endeavor, all members of the UB community are also students of their own writing processes. Committed to the idea that writing both creates and communicates knowledge, understanding, and individual reflection, the CEW provides attentive, respectful readers, offers workshops on writing and writing instruction, and conducts research to guide the future development of writing practices.

Location & Hours
Location: Baldy 209

Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9AM to 5 PM
Thursdays from 9AM to 8PM
Fridays from 10AM to 2 PM

Thursday
09/26/13

Fall 2013 – Residential Education Free Tutoring Schedule

Posted September 26, 2013 in Did You Know?, New Students, Study Tips

Fall 2013 Residential Education Tutoring Schedule and Locations pdf:
Residential Education Tutoring Schedule & Locations (FALL2013)

Campus Living supports 2 free tutoring services: In-Person and Online
In-person tutoring is available during Fall and Spring semesters Sunday through Thursday, 7 pm to 10 pm at the Blake, Goodyear and Jones Academic Success Centers. Tutoring is provided in various subjects including English, biology, chemistry, math and physics. See the schedule for for specific locations and subjects.

In-person tutoring will begin Sunday, September 8, 2013.

If you are interested in applying for a tutor position, contact the Residential Education staff at the Blake Center (167 MFAC) or 645-2008.
Online Tutoring for Writing, Math and Accounting

Live online support is available for writing, math and accounting 7 pm – 12 am, Sunday through Thursday.

Online tutoring will begin Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Friday
09/20/13

Want FREE Tutoring Help?

Posted September 20, 2013 in General, Study Tips

UB provides a variety of tutoring assistance for undergraduate students. If you are experiencing academic difficulty, don’t wait! Take advantage of these FREE tutorial services TODAY!

The Math Place – Thomas J. Edwards Learning Center – 209 Baldy Hall, North Campus
*The Math Place is a FREE tutoring service specifically designed for undergraduate UB students enrolled in Learning Center or Mathematics classes.
*Tutoring is available for the following math courses ONLY: ULC 147, ULC 148, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 141 & MTH 142
*The Math Place is a free drop-in tutoring service. If you need help with your homework assignment or upcoming quiz/test, their tutors will be happy to help you.
*Be sure to bring your textbook, calculator, and notes so that tutors can refer to them in order to answer your questions in an efficient manner.

Fall 2013 Math Place Hours:
Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am – 6 pm
Fridays – CLOSED

The Center for Excellence in Writing -209 Baldy Hall, North Campus
*The Center for Excellence in Writing (CEW) provides one on one consultations on all kinds of writing, including help with theses writing and dissertations.
*For further information on the CEW contact writing@buffalo.edu or 716-645-5319.

For a list of additional tutoring services at UB visit: http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/helpAZ/tutoring.html

Tuesday
09/17/13

Is Your Study Plan Evolving To Meet The Academic Expectations at UB?

Posted September 17, 2013 in Did You Know?, New Students, Study Tips

Listed below are some things to be aware of as we approach the fourth week of the semester:

Many of your instructors will be giving the first test of the semester.

Has your study plan changed? Instructors will give fewer tests than teachers did in high school. This means that each test covers more material.

Have you noticed that your instructors are not checking up on you individually to see if you are understanding the material? Their role is to present the material. It is your responsibility the learn and understand. This requires far more time outside of class.

What techniques are you using to help you retain information? Need help, take a look at Study Guides & Strategies

In addition to your instructor and teaching assistant, do you know where to go for additional assistance? Check out Tutoring Services at UB

Need help with math, chemistry, or physics? Take a look at Khan Academy. You will find topic specific tutorials, plus on-line assessment tools.

Thursday
09/20/12

Tutoring Services within the Residence Halls

Posted September 20, 2012 in Did You Know?, Study Tips

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Academic Success Centers and Tutoring

Residential Education Academic Success Centers and Study Lounges are located in all three of our Residence Hall areas. If you have questions about these areas, contact Residential Education 645-2008.

Academic Success Centers provide:

  • Individual study space
  • Tutoring
  • Space for group study

Campus Living study centers are specifically designed to help students with academic transition issues. The study centers provide a quiet place to study and an environment in which students can engage in small group work.

Tutoring Program

Free tutoring is available during Fall and Spring Semesters Sunday through Thursday, 7 pm to 10 pm at the Blake Center, the Goodyear Center and the Jones Center. Tutoring is provided in various subjects including biology, English, physics, and math.  See the schedule for for specific locations and subjects.

Fall 2012 Tutoring Schedule: PDF (184KB)

If you are interested in applying for a tutor position contact the Residential Education staff at 645-2008.

Source: Campus Living: Academic Success Centers & Tutoring

Wednesday
09/12/12

On Campus Mathematics Tutoring

Posted September 12, 2012 in Did You Know?, New Students, Study Tips

1. The Math Place  

The Math Place is a FREE tutoring service specifically designed for undergraduate UB students enrolled in Learning Center or Mathematics classes.

WHAT MATH COURSES DO YOU OFFER TUTORING FOR?  Tutoring is available for the following courses ONLY:

 ULC  147 – Intermediate Algebra

ULC 148 – Intermediate Algebra and Trig

MTH 121 and MTH 122 – Survey of Calculus & Applications 1 & 2

MTH 141 and MTH 142 – College Calculus 1 & 2

HOW CAN I USE IT? This is a free drop-in tutoring service.  If you need help with your homework assignment or upcoming quiz/test, our tutors will be happy to help you. Be sure to bring your textbook, calculator, and notes so that tutors can refer to them in order to answer your questions in an efficient manner.

Location: The MATH Place, Thomas J. Edwards Learning Center, 209 Baldy Hall, North Campus

Fall 2012 Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:  10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday – CLOSED

2. Mathematics Help Center

Free, walk-in tutoring in the Mathematics Department. Courses:

MTH 115 –  Survey of Algebra & Trig

MTH 121 and MTH 122 –  Survey of Calculus & Applications 1 & 2

MTH 131 – Mathematical Analysis for Management

MTH 141,  MTH 142MTH 241 – College Calculus 1 , 2, & 3

MTH 306 – Introduction to Differential Equations

Location: Rooms 107 and 110 of the Mathematics Building

Hours: Monday – Friday:  9:00AM – 12noon and 1:00PM – 3:00 PM on days when classes are in session.

Thursday
09/06/12

Looking for tutorials in Pre-calc, Calc, Chemistry, Physics?

Posted September 6, 2012 in Did You Know?, New Students, Study Tips

Tutoring Services for UB students: http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/helpAZ/tutoring.html

Khan Academy free tutorials in Math (pre-calc,  Statistics, Calculus, etc)  Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).  Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  http://www.khanacademy.org/

Friday
07/13/12

What Qualities and or Traits do you Utilize to be a Successful Student?

Posted July 13, 2012 in General, Study Tips

Does academic success come to you with little effort?  If so, you are very lucky.  Most of us have to work very hard to achieve success.  What traits contribute to success?  Take a look at this article: Top 10 Qualities of a Great Engineer.  While the article is geared towards a student studying engineering, many of the elements apply to any discipline.

Friday
06/08/12

How much time will you devote to achieving your UB goals?

Posted June 8, 2012 in Did You Know?, New Students, Study Tips

Are you aware that in general your instructor expects that you will spend at least two hours outside of class for each credit hour?  This means that if you are taking a course load equivalent to 15.0 credit hours you will spend an additional 30 hours per week studying. Some of that time should be devoted to reading assignments, doing homework, and preparing for the upcoming lecture, lecture or lab.  The rest of the time should be focused on reviewing and retaining information.

Over the next few blog posts we will show you how to use a calendar/planner to help you visualize events and develop a study plan.

 

 

Friday
04/06/12

Taking an on-line course? Here are some tips for success.

Posted April 6, 2012 in New Students, Study Tips

Are you taking your first on-line course this summer or fall?  If so, you already know that it will be different compared to a class that you physically attend.  On-line classes at UB are viewed via UB Learns.  Taking an on-line course requires some additional discipline.  Listed below are some articles that provide tips for success in the on-line classroom.

Tips for taking on-line classes, Texas A& M

Online Learning Strategies for Success, Medical College of Wisconsin

Tips for taking On-line Courses, SUNY Canton