Peer and online tutoring are available to help you engage with your course material and develop study skills for academic success.
Peer Tutoring Services will be available for the Fall 2022 Semester until December 4th.
How to Use Our Services
- Step 1: Log in to EAB Platform
- Step 2: Click on the Make an Appointment button in the top right corner
- Step 3: Select Tutoring from the first drop-down menu
- Step 4: In the second drop down menu, under the A+ Tutoring and Academic Support heading, select A+ Tutoring Appointment
- Step 5: Click Find Available Time
- Step 6: Select your course, session date and time, and your tutor
- Step 1: Log in to Blackboard
- Step 2: Select the Learning Commons course
- Step 3: Click the NetTutor link on the left
- Step 4: Select your subject area
Fall courses with available peer tutoring are listed below. Peer tutoring for the Fall Semester will be available until December 4th, 2022.
Please note: Availability is subject to change. If listed course is unavailable, please verify with tutoring coordinator.
Homeland Security/ Cybersecurity
Listed are upcoming tutoring workshop dates and topics. All workshops are offered at the Dutch Student Success Center and also online. Previous workshops are linked below to view. Workshop dates are subject to change.
This workshop covers causes and rationalizations we make when procrastinating, strategies in addressing those rationalizations, and methods of time management
Managing it all! Making the most out of UAlbany Resources
September 1st at 4:30 p.m. in Dutch SSC; Sept 8th Via Zoom at 6:00 p.m.
This workshop will go over the academic, learning, mental health, and community resources available at UAlbany and their holistic purpose at the University.
Taking Effective & Useful Notes (in any subject!)
September 20th at 4:30 p.m. in Science Library Standish Room
This workshop will cover methods and practices of effective note-taking. There are always creative ways to consider taking your course notes!
Writing Essentials: Critical Response Skills to Improve your Paper
October 6th at 4:30 p.m. in Science Library Standish Room
In this workshop, we will discuss the types of questions to ask yourself as you write your papers, and how you can write your answers in a critically academic voice
Academic Reading: Knowing What is Most Important
October 19th at 4:30 p.m. in Science Library Standish Room
Academic reading skills are different from typical reading skills. This workshop will cover those differences and how to use those new skills in your course readings.
You Have a Voice! Participating in Class Discussions
November 4th at 3:00 p.m. in Science Library Standish Room
Participation in your courses are typically part of how well you will do in the class. In this workshop, we will go over methods of finding your voice and ways to be a participant in your courses to contribute to discussions.
Test Anxiety: Symptoms and Solutions
November 16th at 4:30 p.m. in Science Library Standish Room
Test anxiety is common experience, but oftentimes feels very lonesome and isolating. The workshop is designed to help dissect these feelings, find new approaches to ease anxiousness, and offer support to UAlbany students.
Presenting Without Fear: Giving Presentations in a Different Language
December 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in Science Library Standish Room
Doing a presentation often sparks some anxiety in anyone, but can be even more stressful when you are presenting in a language that is not your native language. This workshop will discuss strategies and tips for presentations and hopefully, raise your presenting confidence!
IBASS: The IBASS (Integrative Biology Academic Support Service) Center will be open when classes are in session for free walk in tutoring for ABIO 130 & 131 starting August 29, 2022. There will also be limited tutoring hours for ABIO 212 and are recruiting tutors for ABIO 301 and some other upper division required courses. The tutoring hours for the upper division courses can be found outside the IBASS Center
Location: Biology Building, Rm. 253
Hours: Monday - Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Fridays 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mathematics and Statistics
Location: Catskill Building, Rm. 332
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Please call the Mathematics and Statistics Department at 518-442-4600
Location: Physics Building, Room 224
- Monday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (via Zoom); 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Please email Robert Schmitz, Professor, Physics at [email protected]
Note: For ECO 110, 111, 300 and 301
Location: Hudson Building, Room 226
- Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Please email Lance Frasier, Economics Advisor at [email protected]
Included on the Navigate App, students can access the Study Buddies feature. Using study buddies is a great way to facilitate your studies. It can sometimes be a challenge to make connections with the people in your class; this app feature bridges those connections for you and your classmates.
When you use study buddies, if there is anyone else in your course looking to make a connection, the app will alert you to connect with them. Or you can put out a virtual communication to your peers in your course to let them know you are looking for a study buddy. You can plan out study groups, study sessions, and work together with people in your class.
Students at UAlbany can take advantage of tutoring services and can use peer tutoring for specific courses through EAB/Navigate. Or, students can use NetTutor for subject tutoring, an online 3rd party tutoring service accessed through Blackboard. Peer tutoring is a scheduled 1-hour peer-to-peer tutoring session. Sessions can be scheduled in-person or through Zoom.
Additionally, students can use the Study Buddies feature on the Navigate app to connect with other students in the class to form study groups and work with peers.
Tutoring services also provides workshops for study skills and research throughout the semester. I encourage you to take advantage of this service to help you excel in this class, as well as your other courses.
Faculty can schedule a class visit with the tutoring coordinator to offer a short info session (about 10 minutes) informing students about UAlbany's tutoring services. We will work with you to tailor a presentation to your particular class if needed, or assist you in planning your own session.
To request an intro, please email tutoring coordinator Danielle Howe. We look forward to helping your students become more effective learners.
To become a tutor
If you have a student that you think would be an excellent addition to the team of tutors at UAlbany, we gladly accept faculty recommendations (especially if there are subject areas where we currently do not have peer tutors).
Please email tutoring coordinator Danielle Howe with student recommendations.
To use tutoring services
If you have a student that you think would benefit from peer tutoring, please direct them to the Navigate app to book an appointment with a peer tutor or to NetTutor to use the online tutoring service.
We also suggest that students use the Study Buddies feature on the navigate app to connect with peers in their class. They can also be directed to attend workshops or view previous ones held on our website.
We strongly encourage faculty to promote our services to any and all students, but certainly to those who are struggling. If the student is having technical issues while attempting to use tutoring services, they can be directed to our tutoring coordinator Danielle Howe.
The University at Albany requires that you maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 and an average of 2.00 in the major and the minor to earn a bachelor’s degree.
The GPA is an important indicator of your ability to achieve a bachelor’s degree. The following policies are in effect for undergraduate students whose performance indicates that they are in danger of failing to meet the conditions necessary to earn a degree.
Please refer to academic standing policies for more information.
- Make a schedule for yourself: write down all appointments, due dates, exam dates, study blocks, tutoring, etc.
- Prioritize your coursework: which due dates are first? which assignments will take the longest?
- Work on one thing at a time: trying to juggle more than one task at a time can get hectic.
- Create a physical space to do your work: designating a space where you work will help your brain focus on academics.
- Talk to your Academic Advisor: they can help you if you're dealing with stress or are feeling overwhelmed.
- Keep in contact with people who are important to you such as, friends, classmates and mentors: taking a break from your work has been found to be beneficial in promoting positive wellbeing and reducing stress.
- Utilize student support services on campus: these services are available to help you succeed at the University at Albany.
- Pay attention to when assignments are due: have due dates changed? put them on a calendar in front of your workspace to remind yourself.
- Check Blackboard consistently: make this a daily habit, whether something is due or not.
- Check your email regularly: professors, advisors and the University will send you updates you don’t want to miss.
- Practice self-care: take care of yourself as it is critical for your well-being and success throughout your academic journey.
- Tutoring Appointments: Students may schedule up to three appointments per week in any combination of in-person and zoom sessions. Tutoring appointments are one hour in length. Please note that students may not schedule more than one appointment in the same course/tutor on the same day. Tutors are not substitutes for professors. Tutoring sessions are not substitutes for attending class, taking notes during class, completing homework assignments, studying, and seeking help when necessary.
- Plagiarism: Tutors work under the assumption that the work brought to the session is the work of the student/tutee. Tutors who suspect plagiarism will discuss with students citation rules as needed; tutors are not responsible for work submitted by the student/tutee. To view more information on the subject of plagiarism, please view the University's Academic Integrity Policy.
- Remediation: A student who needs help in a course outside of our tutoring subjects, or who is in danger of failing a course, should use multiple strategies for remediation including contacting the course professor, attending all sessions offered, using the study buddies feature on Navigate, meeting with the grad assistant (when applicable), meeting with advisor, completing all course assignments, and studying independently.
- Student/Tutee Conduct: Students who use UAlbany Tutoring services are expected to adhere to our policies, observe the University's Student Conduct Policy, and behave in a professional and respectful manner. Students who do not meet these expectations may lose peer tutoring privileges.