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.

Download the latest Supplemental Instruction schedule.

Supplemental Instruction is available for the following courses:

Fall Spring
Biology 210/212 Biology 252/254
Chemistry 115 Chemistry 115
Chemistry 116 Chemistry 116
Chemistry 251 Chemistry 251
Computer Science 110 Chemistry 252
Computer Science 210L Computer Science 110
Math 115 Computer Science 210L
Math 130 Math 130
Math 140 Math 140
  Math 141

*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.