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.

To download the latest Supplemental Instruction schedule, please click here.

Supplemental Instruction is available for the following courses:

Biology 210/212 Math 115
Biology 252/254 Math 130
Chemistry 115 Math 140
Chemistry 116 Math 141 (Spring)          
Chemistry 251 Math 145 (Spring)
Chemistry 252 (Spring) Physics 107*
Computer Science 110 Physics 108*
Computer Science 210L Physics 113*
Computer Science 240 Physics 114*

*Supplemental Instruction for these courses is run through the Physics Department. Please visit their office (Science Building, 3rd Floor, Room 105) for more information.

Subject Tutoring

Subject tutoring is available through Academic Support Programs. To sign up for tutoring and/or to get additional information, students can check with the front desk staff in Academic Support Programs, CC-1-1300. Students can also sign up online by visiting to the tutoring registration webpage. Additional information about the Subject Tutoring Program is available here.

Math Drop-In Workshops

Math workshops are offered through the Math Resource Center. The 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, or 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 in the RWSSC located in Academic Support Programs, CC-1-1300, or 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 in the RWSSC located in Academic Support Programs, CC-1-1300, at our Info Desk, or here.