Peer and online tutoring are available to help you engage with your course material and develop study skills for academic success.
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 starting September 6th, 2022.
Please note: Availability is subject to change. If listed course is unavailable, please verify with tutoring coordinator.
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.
Previous Workshops: Procrastination and Time Management
Biological Sciences, IBASS and Bio-DOME
Mathematics and Statistics
Location: Earth Science Building, Rooms 135 and 138
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Contact: Please call the Mathematics and Statistics Department at 518-442-4603
Location: Physics Building, Room 224
- Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Please email Robert Schmitz, Professor, Physics at [email protected]
Note: For ECO 110, 111, 300 and 301
Location: Hudson Building, Room 242
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Please email Kelsey Russell, Academic 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.