Undergraduate Learning and Community Center

A destination for School of Management undergrads to connect with their peers and develop skills for lifelong success.

Yes! We're open virtually.

We are here to help during your transition to online courses due to COVID-19.

Read the message sent to all management undergraduates on March 17, 2020, with details regarding our services.Download pdf(712 KB)

You will find the services below in the Distance Learning Support category when you make an appointment.

  • Virtual Learning Coaching
    Work one-on-one with a distance learning coach to set up systems to help you shift to virtual online courses. Create weekly homework outlines to stay on track, learn scheduling techniques, navigate course changes and more.  
  • Virtual Learning Workshops
    Get answers to your distance-learning questions in this 30-minute workshop. We will cover strategies for successfully navigating the changes made due to COVID-19 and the new learning format. Learn what to expect with remote instruction.
  • Special Events
    Watch for an email invitation to a Conquer the Virtual Course workshop, which will be open to all School of Management students taking MGA 201, MGA 202, ECO 181 or ECO 182. Learn how to conquer these courses in the online format. Peer tutors will guide you through the changes and help you have a successful spring semester.

Undergraduate Learning and Community Center Staff

Connie Hanel

Emily Gearhart
Learning Center Assistant

Meet the Undergraduate Online Peer Tutoring Team

Elizabeth Beikirch
ECO 182, MGA 201, PSY 101 and MGQ 201

Elizabeth Hughes
ECO 181, MGA 201, MGA 202 and  PSY 101

Ryan Hughes
MGA 201, PSY 101, Math, MGQ 201 and Syllabus Mapping

Rachel Kotas
PSY 101, Math and MGQ 201

Archana Mohan
ECO 181, ECO 182 PSY 101, Math and MGQ 201

Noelle Ortiz
MGA 201, PSY 101 and MGQ 201

Bailey Popovski
MGA 201, MGA 202 and Math

Gary Stiles 
ECO 181, ECO 182, MGA 201, MGA 202 and MGQ 201

Contact Us

Undergraduate Learning and Community Center
School of Management
University at Buffalo
B20 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel: 716-645-9200
Fax: 716-645-2341

Hours of Operation
Spring 2020
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All tutoring and services are available online

Community Hub

Come together with your peers in the Frank and Marilyn Clement Undergraduate Community Hub to network, study, relax or work on group projects. When you're working on group presentations and projects, you can use the center's ClearTouch, an interactive, large-screen computer.

Learning Hub

In our Learning Hub, you’ll find a meaningful network of resources to help you achieve success in the School of Management and beyond. Take advantage of one-on-one or group tutoring and workshops, study groups and guided study skill sessions to help meet your academic goals. 


Whether you’re struggling with fundamentals or just want to boost your GPA, our center-certified tutors are here to help you meet your academic goals. We offer one-on-one and group tutoring for the following courses:

  • ECO 181 – Macroeconomics
  • ECO 182 – Microeconomics
  • MGA 201 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • MGA 202 – Introduction to Management Accounting
  • MGQ 201 – Introduction to Statistics for Analytics
  • PSY 101 – Introductory Psychology
  • Mathematics – Precalculus and Calculus

Open Sessions

The ULCC hosts open drop-in sessions for the same prerequisite courses we tutor. Center-certified peer tutors are available to answer your questions without an appointment. Come in for a quick question or stay for the full hour. Visit the ULCC in B20 Jacobs to pick up this semester's Open Study Session Calendar with details on course sessions, days and times.

Academic Support

Type Description
Academic Coaching Meet with an Academic Coach to create a personal plan to support your academic goals. Learn organizational systems that help you stay focused and develop efficient study techniques so you learn more effectively. Create your own path to success.
Right Track Not sure where to start? Schedule a 15-minute Right Track appointment to ask questions or discuss your goals and how best to achieve them.
Recovery Plan A recovery plan supports your academic goals to improve your individual grades or recover from an underperforming semester. Learn to recognize when you need to ask for help and identify your strengths to support your success.


Our workshops are offered as individual or group sessions. Discover how you learn best and other strategies to support your study skills and academic success.

We offer three core workshop series. When scheduling an academic support appointment, select the series that best matches your educational goals. During your appointment, the ULCC staff member will focus on your area of interest.

Series Description
Learning Styles Start with this series if you are struggling with information retention on exams or want to know more about how you learn or take in information.
Success Mapping This series covers organizational systems that will help you stay up to date on course requirements.
Study Hacks Explore realistic ways of organizing information and effective study techniques.
Title Description (Workshop Series)
Start Strong Create your Academic Mission Plan for the school year. Have checks and balances in place before you start to keep you on a successful track. (Success Mapping Series)
Understanding Learning Styles When you know how your brain likes to learn, you can adapt to meet the demands of your individual classes. This workshop will teach you how to study smarter—not harder. (Learning Styles Series)
Communicating with Your Professors Your professors are experts in their field. Learn how to effectively communicate with them so you can get the most out of your learning experience. (Learning Styles Series)
Syllabus Mapping Understanding the value of your syllabus and making the most of the information provided can make the difference between a successful semester and a stressful one. Learn how to get the most out of your class syllabus. (Success Mapping Series)
Time Mapping Not time management, but time mapping. Learn whether you have enough time—or too much time—in the week for your brain to absorb all the new information you’re learning. (Success Mapping Series)
Motivation vs. Procrastination Do you feel motivated, or are you a procrastinator? Learn why you fall into these categories and how you can focus on staying motivated during the semester.(Success Mapping Series)
Presentation Preparation Learn basic skills to prepare for a class presentation and lock in a higher grade. (Study Hacks Series)
Study Skills and Note-Taking Do you study efficiently? Do your notes support your learning style? Learn how to build healthy study habits. (Study Hacks Series)
Personal Branding Create your personal brand. Through this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate your strengths. (Learning Styles Series)
Test Anxiety If studying for and taking exams creates anxiety for you, this workshop will help you identify ways to reduce stress and increase your focus. (Study Hacks Series)
Finish Strong, Prepare for Exams Discover how to stay focused and maintain your momentum during finals to finish your semester strong. (Success Mapping Series)

ClearTouch Computer

ClearTouch is a 65-inch touchscreen computer installed with Microsoft Office software and internet connection. The easy-to-use, interactive display allows you to work on team projects and presentations with your School of Management peers. Plug in your own computer, tablet or jump drive to work on existing projects or create new group projects or presentations.

Become a Peer Tutor

Join our team of skilled peer tutors. To apply, you must have a B+ or higher grade in the prerequisite courses you are requesting to tutor, a professor's recommendation, unofficial transcripts and a completed application. Application packets are available in B20 Jacobs beginning the second week of February. Interviews are conducted during the spring semester.

Virtual Walking Tour