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.

Supplemental Instruction sessions begin the day after Add/Drop and end the last day of classes each semester. Sessions do not meet during university holidays and semester breaks. Additional sessions may also be offered during finals.

Spring 2017 SI Schedule

(click on the course to view its SI session schedule)

  • BIOL 210/212 – Cellular Biology

    • Mondays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 617
    • Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 205
    • Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 417
    • Thursdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 205
  • BIOL 252/254 – Genetics

    • TBA
  • CHEM 115 – Chemical Principles I

    • Mondays 2 to 3 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 205
    • Wednesdays Noon to 1 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 206
    • Thursdays 10 to 11 a.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 417
    • Fridays 10 to 11 a.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 210
    • Fridays Noon to 1 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 206
  • CHEM 116 – Chemical Principles II

    • Mondays 5 to 7 p.m. in University Hall, 4th Floor, Room 4180
    • Tuesdays 4 to 6 p.m. in University Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 3380
    • Wednesdays Noon to 2 p.m. in University Hall, 4th Floor, Room 4140
    • Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m. in University Hall, 1st Floor, Room 1340
    • Fridays 2 to 4 p.m. in Wheatley, 2nd Floor, Room 198
  • CHEM 251 – Organic Chemistry I

    • Mondays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 619
    • Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 619
    • Fridays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 206
  • CHEM 252 – Organic Chemistry II

    • Mondays 9 to 10 a.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 210
    • Tuesdays 11 a.m. to Noon in McCormack 1st Floor, Room 212
    • Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. in McCormack 1st Floor, Room 417
    • Thursdays 11 a.m. to Noon in McCormack, 1st Floor Room 212
  • CS 110 – Intro to Computing

    • Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 205
    • Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 30
    • Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 420
  • CS 210L – Intermediate Computing

    • Mondays 5 to 6:15 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 201
    • Tuesdays 6 to 7:15 p.m in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 208
    • Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Wheatley 1st Floor, Room 57
    • Thursdays 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wheatley, 4th Floor, Room 122
  • MATH 130 – Precalculus

    • Mondays 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 12
    • Tuesdays 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 417
    • Tuesdays 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. in Science, 1st Floor, Room 89
    • Wednesdays 4:15 to 5:15 in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 617
    • Thursdays 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 207
    • Thursdays 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. in Science, 1st Floor, Room 89
    • Fridays 10 a.m. to Noon in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 404
    • Fridays 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 208
  • MATH 140 – Calculus I

    • Mondays 11 a.m. to Noon in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 206
    • Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 419
    • Tuesdays 11 a.m. to Noon in McCormack, 3rd Floor, Room 201
    • Wednesdays 11 a.m. to Noon in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 206
    • Wednesdays Noon to 2 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 208
    • Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 205
    • Thursdays 1 to 2 p.m. in Wheatley 1st Floor, Room 107
    • Fridays 11 a.m. to Noon in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 206
  • MATH 141 – Calculus II

    • Mondays 1 to 2 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 205
    • Wednesdays 1 to 2 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 205
    • Fridays 10 to 11 a.m. in McCormack, 1st Floor, Room 207
    • Fridays Noon to 2 p.m. in McCormack, 2nd Floor, Room 205

The Physics Department will be running Supplemental Instruction for Physics 214 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in Wheatley, 1st Floor, Room 46. 

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.