The Academic Skills Center (ASC) provides free tutoring and workshops for all Buffalo State students seeking supplemental instruction in their courses.
Our team of professional tutors is ready to address questions regarding your coursework. Tutors meet with students one-on-one or in small groups, handling an array of subjects that include biology, business, humanities, languages, math, science, statistics, and writing.
Tutoring in the Residence Halls is Now Available
Buffalo State is a charter member of STAR-NY a consortium of SUNY colleges and universities. The consortium provides on-line tutoring with real tutors in real time drawn from throughout SUNY and working every night of the week from 6-11pm. We use an interactive whiteboard and tutor in writing, mathematics, business, chemistry, biology, and accounting.
So use Buffalo State’s Academic Skills Center (or the EOP Resource Center or the Writing Center) during the day and STAR-NY during the night. Either way, we’ve got you covered!
Here's how to use STAR-NY:
Use ONLY an updated version of either Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. Internet Explorer will NOT work with the Whiteboard.
Fill out the tutor request on the web site.
When you reach the Dashboard page, click on room opened for your subject to enter room and work with a tutor.
If you entered Buffalo State prior to fall 2000, you may need to pass a math competency exam as a graduation requirement. Please call (716) 878-4041 to schedule an appointment with Joan Nicolette in the Academic Skills Center to determine if you need to take the exam.
Are you looking for a practice exam? Several sample exams are available in South Wing 330. You can also download Practice Exam C here.
The ASC has tutors to help students with issues related specifically to documentation in essays and research papers. Whether your questions deal with MLA, APA, or some other style, or with in-text citations, Works Cited entries, or Reference sections, you can find answers by making an appointment with one of our writing tutors by calling (716) 878-4041.
Instructors who would like students to use our services should have them call (716) 878-4041 or visit our office in South Wing 330 to make an appointment. Instructors who would like the tutor to address some specific aspect of a course may fill out the Instructor Referral Form and have the student present it to the tutor at their meeting.
In addition to free tutoring, the ASC also presents a series of free workshops designed to enhance comprehension and study skills.
Workshop topics include computer skills, study skills, writing, research, APA and MLA documention, and more.
Space is limited. Although walk-ins are welcome, you can register to reserve a seat by visiting the ASC in South Wing 330 or calling (716) 878-4041.
Is a series of specialized lectures that acquaint students with information and ideas to help them improve their learning and comprehension skills.
Workshop presenters bring singular expertise to these sessions by addressing specific topics in a highly focused format.
Eleventh Hour workshops, presented at the end of the semester, are intended to assist students with their final assignments, exams, papers, and projects.