The ALC employs over 45 tutors for more than 80 different courses.
More than 1,000 students use our tutoring and consulting services each year.
On average, students report an increase of one grade point in their GPAs as a result of using our services.
Our tutors must have earned a B+ or better and received a recommendation from their professor in order to become a tutor.
Our services can supplement your coursework to boost student performance. Here are tools to assist you in bringing your students in touch with our services:
Copy and paste the following into your course materials:
The Achievement and Learning Center is a free resource for all UB students and offers support in three ways:
1) A tutor or study facilitator may be available for this course. Visit www.ubalt.edu/tutoring or stop by the Achievement and Learning Center in AC 113 to submit a request.
2) Writing consultants provide feedback on anything you're writing for UB courses at any point in the writing process. Writing consultants do not proofread papers—they help you learn to proofread your own work. Assistance is available in person, online or by phone. Call 410.837.5383 to set up an appointment or visit www.ubalt.edu/alc to learn more.
3) To gain a competitive edge in the classroom or the workplace, make an appointment with Learning Consultant Cydney Delia. She can help you develop a personalized "master plan" that helps you establish new habits for accomplishing your goals. Learn more about her services at www.ubalt.edu/alc . To schedule an appointment, stop by AC 113, call 410.837.5366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can send students to us to make an appointment, or you can use our faculty referral form to provide specific goals for a draft.
We provide course-specific tutoring and facilitated study groups. To learn what's available for your course, contact Tutoring Coordinator Nancy Bates at 410.837.5387 or email@example.com.
Learning Consultant Cydney Delia can help students develop learning and study skills as well as a long-term success plan. She offers everything from one-time consults to regular check-ins that provide structure and help students stay on track. Contact Cydney Delia at 410.837.5366 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how her services can benefit your students.
We'd love to introduce our services to your class with a brief 5-10 minute overview scheduled at any point during your class and at any point in the semester. Email email@example.com to request that a representative come visit your class.
Our presentations in math, writing and learning skills are designed to support excellence in your teaching and your students' learning. We tailor our presentations to meet your specific class needs, in content and duration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an in-class presentation.
What is Self-Efficacy?
"In studies of college students...high self-efficacy has been demonstrated to influence academic persistence..."
From Pajares and Schunk (2001),
"Self-beliefs and self-efficacy, self-concept, and achievement"
"Although it's important me to believe that I can do this, it seems equally important to believe that you believe I can do this."