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Sunday
11/01/20

Tutoring Opportunity for Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are beginning a tutoring program with high school students from Buffalo Public Schools, and as such, we are seeking undergraduate-level tutors, particularly those in math and science. 

Tutoring will be held Monday-Thursday between 2-5 p.m. We are asking that those who are interested commit to at least two afternoons per week.

Ideally, we are looking for tutors who could qualify for a Work Study program; that would allow them to be paid for their time. Otherwise, the tutors would need to work on a volunteer basis.

You can apply on Handshake and can certainly reach out to me directly with any questions. 

Thank you for your consideration and help with this matter!

Monday
10/26/20

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Seeks New Tutors

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Tutoring and Academic Support Services (TASS) is looking for a few good tutors. Please encourage any talented students who are at least Sophomore standing to look into this opportunity. Our center is CRLA certified which means we can certify our tutors after they complete all certification requirements: https://www.crla.net/index.php/certifications/about-crla-certifications. The application can be found at: https://www.buffalo.edu/studentsuccess/tutoring/apply.html

Thursday
08/06/20

Fall 2020 Tutoring and Academic Coaching Information

Posted by Tim on August 6, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Tutoring

Tutoring and Academic Coaching will resume September 14, 2020
Remote Center Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Remote Tutoring and Coaching Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-10pm
Sunday 4pm-10pm
HOW TO CONNECT WITH US:
BY EMAIL:
asktutoring@buffalo.edu
BY PHONE:
716-645-6693

Monday
06/29/20

Distance Learning Tips: What You Should Know and Do

Posted by Tim on June 29, 2020 in Academics, Tutoring

Distance Learning –What you should know and do!

Expectations for the Course:  Review and check the syllabus.   Was it revised?  What do you need to do? Make a list of required assignments, projects, homework and tests. If something is confusing you, ask your instructor for clarification.  

Technical:  Where will you be connecting? Where is the best Wi-Fi?  Will you need a camera, microphone, etc.?   Check with the libraries and other areas for support. Check UBIT website for technical updates.  http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit.html.  Notify your instructor if you are experiencing technical issues.

Dedicated Space: Designate a space where you can work uninterrupted.  Make sure that it is an area where you can stay focused and not easily distracted. Check to make sure that your Wi-Fi connection is good. Make sure you’ve designated a space with a good academic atmosphere.

*We realize that some of you might not have a space you can identify in your homes that is conducive to academics, do the best you can. If a library is an option perhaps going there for a few hours a day to get some uninterrupted work done.

Make a Study Plan: Create a plan to succeed. Schedule your time for class and a time to study.  Make “to do lists” and set time limits to work.  Take large projects or assignments and break them down into small sections with your own due dates.  Keep to a schedule by following the routine of your old schedule when classes were in person this allow you dedicated times for class. Remember to use the study success formula which states that for every one hour of class you need two hours of study outside of the classroom.

*Even though we are working remotely. We can help you create study plans and schedules to help keep you on track. Contact asktutoring@buffalo.edu   

Check your Email and UBLearns:  It is imperative that you check all communications modes often.  You should be checking your email at least two times or more a day.  Every day you should be logging onto UBLearns or whatever platform your course is using. You need to stay on top of your work so you are aware of any updates or changes.

*Yes! email has gotten overwhelming. Carve out time every day to review what you are sent, you don’t want to miss an important message or opportunity.

Ask for Help When Needed: If you are confused or unsure about your class, ASK FOR HELP!See your professor or TA during office hours.  These hours could be virtual or in person.  Create a group chat with other classmates in order to share questions and answers.  Try academic support services such as tutoring or study groups. See the Tutoring & Academic Support Services website for our schedule or to make an appointment.  https://advising.buffalo.edu/tutoring/index.php

Stay Motivated: It might be hard to stay motivated especially when your courses are all online.  Keep a schedule, talk with other classmates and check in with your advisor. Review your academic goals and your life goals. Remember why you are in college. 

Check out this great resource to help keep you on track: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/career-resource-center/student-success-online-college/

Sunday
04/26/20

Student Support Services

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Financial Aid, Stress Relief, Student experience, Tutoring, Workshops

Student Support Services serves undergraduate students who are first-generation, students from low-income backgrounds and students with a documented disability as they work toward earning their college degree at UB.

They offer:

  • Academic support
  • Personal development advising
  • Financial literacy advising
  • Workshops
  • Graduate and professional school preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Fun events and outings with other SSS students

See how SSS can enhance enhance your time at UB. Join today!

VISIT CPMC.BUFFALO.EDU/SSS

APPLYING IS FREE AND OPEN YEAR-ROUND.
STUDENTS WITH U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT
RESIDENCY MAY APPLY.

EMAIL: SSSINFO@BUFFALO.EDU

Monday
04/20/20

Tutoring & Academic Support Services Drop-In Tutoring April 27-May 8

Posted by Tim on April 20, 2020 in Networking, Tutoring

April 27-May 8 TASS will be offering drop in tutoring (no appointment needed)
Tutor: Sarah Subjects: BIO 201 Days and Times: Mon and Wed. 11am-1pm
http:buffalo.zoom.us/j/8606385056
Tutor: Thomas Subjects: CHE202 Days and Times: Thurs. 2-3pm
http:buffalo.zoom.us/j/8069941829
Tutor: Isaac Subjects: CHE101, 102,107,108 Days and Times Tue. 4-6pm
Subjects PHY 101,102,107,108 Days and Times Thurs. 12-2pm
http://buffalo.zoom.us/j/7744352391
Tutor: Avery Subjects PHY01,102,107,108 and EAS 230 Days and Times Tue and Thurs. 1-3pm
https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/2674951783
Tutor: Peter Subjects PSY 101 Days and Times Wed and Fri 4-6pm
http://buffalo.zoom.us/j/6039950510
Tutor: Veronica Subjects: STA 119 Days and Times: Wed. 12pm-2pm
http://buffalo.zoom.us/j/6201933987

Friday
10/25/19

Student Success Strategies Workshop Series & Peer Coaching

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Tutoring, Workshops

The Student Success Strategies Series and Peer Coaching Network opportunities are now open to NEW FRESHMAN (whether or not they were marked “at-risk” in a UB Seminar or ENG105 class).

  • Deal effectively with any potential barriers or challenges to making a smooth transition to college
  • Develop and strengthen behaviors, skills and strategies that will help you move confidently toward academic success
  • Connect with experienced UB students* who can share how they learned to be successful
  • Ensure yourself a greater chance for success and achievement of your personal and academic goals

Weekly workshops will be held in the Greiner Hall B Wing classrooms:

Week 2: Time Management
Tues. 10/22 6:00-7:30 pm
Wed. 10/23 7:00-8:30 pm

Week 3: Self-Care
Tues. 10/29 6:00-7:30 pm
Wed. 10/30 7:00-8:30 pm

Week 4: Class & Course Skills
Tues. 11/5 6:00-7:30 pm
Wed. 11/6 7:00-8:30 pm

Week 5: Study Smart
Tues. 11/12 6:00-7:30 pm
Wed. 11/13 7:00-8:30 pm

*Attend one or all of the workshop series and connect
with a Peer Success Coach. To sign up for a Coach go
to https://forms.gle/znLYWKkhtvY57Xkb9.
*For the workshops just show up! Light food will be served.
*Questions?: email studentsuccess@buffalo.edu


Monday
02/04/19

Spring 2019 Tutoring Schedule

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Academics, Stress Relief, Tutoring, Uncategorized

Spring 2019 Tutoring schedule for the Academic Study Spaces in the residence halls is now available.  In addition to these drop-in tutoring options, they also offer tutoring by appointment (http://www.bit.ly/UBtutoring) or online with the STAR-NY from 7pm-12am Sun-Thurs.

All tutoring options and subjects offered for free by Campus Living can be found at: https://www.buffalo.edu/campusliving/get-help/how-to/develop-and-improve-yourself/free-tutoring.html

Monday
10/22/18

UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Are you interested in positively impacting underserved communities in the City of Buffalo?  Have you considered a career in education? The UB Teacher Residency Program’s Urban Teaching cohort is launching in the summer of 2019 and we are seeking applicants who are interested in working toward equity in the educational experiences afforded to historically marginalized students in the City of Buffalo.

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in Early Childhood, Childhood, English for Speakers of Other Languages, or Adolescence Education in one year.
  • Receive an $18,000 stipend for living expenses and become eligible for scholarship support in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

The priority deadline to apply is November 1st. The application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)  More information about the program is available at our website http://ed.buffalo.edu/residency.html.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Monday
10/01/18

UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

We’re excited to announce that the application for the inaugural Urban Teaching Cohort of the UB Teacher Residency program has opened!  Below are a few of the program features, with more information available at our website (http://ed.buffalo.edu/residency.html).  The program will launch in Summer 2019, with residents earning initial certification in Summer 2020. The priority deadline is November 1st, and the application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in an adolescence education (grades 7–12) content area (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, social studies, English, French, or Spanish) in one year.
  • Receive a tuition scholarship (approximately 2/3 of program cost) and an $18,000 stipend for living expenses in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals seeking to become transformational grade 7–12 teachers in the city of Buffalo
  • College seniors and recent graduates with a background in the content area they intend to teach
  • Professionals interested in making a career change to classroom teaching

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Please feel free to reach out with additional questions or to hear more about the program!  Many thanks!

Amanda Winkelsas, Ph.D.

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Graduate School of Education

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

512 Baldy Hall

716-645-1066