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
  • Biology 252/254
  • Chemistry 115
  • Chemistry 116
  • Chemistry 251
  • Chemistry 252 (Spring)
  • Computer Science 110
  • Computer Science 210L
  • Computer Science 240
  • Math 115
  • Math 130
  • Math 140
  • Math 141 (Spring)
  • Math 145 (Spring)
  • Physics 107*
  • Physics 108*
  • Physics 113*
  • 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. The Physics tutoring schedule is also available here.

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.

Reading, Writing and Study Strategies Center (RWSSC)

Tutoring is available through Academic Support Programs to help you with reading, writing, and study strategies. You can set weekly one-on-one meetings with a tutor to assist you in your English, Seminar, and General Education courses. Visit the their website for more information.

Math and Writing Drop-In Workshops

Math and writing workshops are offered through the Math Resource Center and 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.