Academics

Academic Support

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) offers free, out of class, study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. Any student enrolled in the class (regardless of section) is welcome to attend. Sessions are led by advanced undergraduates who have successfully completed the course. In consultation with the course instructor, the SI leader emphasizes important concepts from the lecture and facilitates group work for students to gain a deeper understanding of the material.

Fall 2016 SI Schedule


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  • BIOL 210/212 – Cellular Biology

    • – Mondays from Noon to 2 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 421
    • – Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 207
    • – Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 207
  • CHEM 115 – Chemical Principles I

    • – Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 47
    • – Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 44
    • – Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 207
    • – Fridays from Noon to 2 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 421
    • – Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 44
  • CHEM 116 – Chemical Principles II

    • – Mondays from Noon to 1 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 207
    • – Mondays from 3 to 3:50 p.m. in McCormack 1st Floor, Room 417
      (Will not meet on 10/31. Will meet on 11/1 from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in Science Center, 1st Floor, Room 89.)
    • – Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in McCormack 2nd Floor, Room 419
    • – Fridays from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 206
      (Will not meet on 10/28. Will meet on 10/27 from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in Science Center, 1st Floor, Room 89.)
  • CHEM 251 – Organic Chemistry I

    • – Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 48
    • – Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 48
    • – Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in Wheatley, 2nd Floor, Room 125
    • – Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 6
  • CS 110 – Intro to Computing

    • – Mondays from 7 to 7:45 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 210
    • – Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to Noon in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 201
    • – Wednesdays from 7 to 7:45 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 417
    • – Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 210
    • – Fridays from 3 to 4 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 417
  • CS 210L – Intermediate Computing

    • – Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 52
    • – Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in Wheatley, 2nd Floor, Room 107
    • – Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 621
    • – Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Wheatley 1st Floor, Room 52
  • MATH 115 – College Algebra

    • – Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Wheatley 2nd Floor, Room 125
    • – Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Science Center, 1st Floor, Room 89
    • – Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. in Science Center, 1st Floor, Room 89
    • – Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 37
    • – Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Science Center, 1st Floor, Room 89
      (Will meet in conference room on 2nd floor of Science Center next to Lipke on 10/20.)
    • – Thursdays from Noon to 2 p.m. in Science Center, 2nd Floor, Room 64
  • MATH 130 – Precalculus

    • – Mondays from Noon to 1 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 210
    • – Tuesdays from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 62
    • – Wednesdays from Noon to 1 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 210
    • – Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in University Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 2100
    • – Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 10
    • – Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 417
    • – Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 210
    • – Fridays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 62
  • MATH 140 – Calculus I

    • – Mondays from 11.m. to Noon in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 419
    • – Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 616
    • – Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 417
    • – Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to Noon in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 419
    • – Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 417
    • – Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in University Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 2100
    • – Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. in SSC Conference Room (Science Center, 2nd Floor, next to Lipke)
    • – Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 201

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*Supplemental Instruction for Physics 107, 108, 113 & 114 is run through the Physics Department. Please visit their office (Science Center, 3rd Floor, Room 105) for more information.

Academic Support Programs

Academic Support Programs offers a variety of free services to UMass Boston students on an appointment or drop-in basis.

Subject Tutoring

The Subject Tutoring Program offers one-on-one or small group tutoring for 100- and 200-level courses in the humanities, languages, sciences, and social sciences. To sign up for tutoring and/or to get additional information, students can check with the front desk staff in Academic Support Programs, Campus Center 1st Floor, Room 1300. Students can also sign up online by visiting to the tutoring registration webpage.

Math Resource Center

The Math Resource Center offers individual and group tutoring for Math 115 through 242, CS 105 though 210L, and IT 116 & 117. Students can request a tutor through the tutoring registration webpage or stop by the Math Resource Center on the 8th floor of Healey Library.

Math Drop-In Workshops

Math drop-in workshops are free and open to all UMass Boston students. Students do not need to register in advance. Workshop schedules are available in the Math Resource Center located on the 8th floor of Healey Library, and at our Info Desk.

Writing Drop-In Workshops

Writing workshops are offered through the Reading, Writing, and Study Strategies Center (RWSSC). The workshops are free and open to all UMass Boston students. Students do not need to register in advance. Workshop schedules are available online; in the RWSSC located in Academic Support Programs, Campus Center, 1st Floor, Room 1300; and at our Info Desk.

Student Success and Study Strategies Drop-In Workshops

The Reading, Writing, and Study Strategies Center (RWSSC) provides drop-in workshops for a wide range of success and study strategies topics. Workshop topics include, but are not limited to: time management, note taking, study strategies, exam preparation, emailing, and oral presentations. A schedule will be available at the beginning of the semester online; in the RWSSC located in Academic Support Programs, Campus Center 1st Floor, Room 1300; and at our Info Desk.