Programs and services for undergraduates
The Educational Resource Center offers a wide range programs and services for undergraduate students across all BU programs and colleges. Whether you’re looking to brainstorm for your next paper, practice your language skills, or review for an upcoming exam, we have something for everyone!
Tutoring & Chemistry Resources
Our Peer Tutors are here to help solidify your understanding of core concepts, guide you through challenging problems, and provide personalized study tips. We offer tutoring for over 100 different courses, ranging from statistics, to biology, to languages. Visit the Peer Tutoring page to learn more and to sign up for an appointment.
OrgoPrep is designed to bridge the gap between the completion of General Chemistry 2 and the beginning of Organic Chemistry 1. Visit the OrgoPrep page to learn more.
Academic Skill Building
Academic Skills Advising
Do you want to improve your time management, note taking, or other aspects of their daily academic routine? The ERC offers individualized support through Academic Skills Advising. During an Academic Skills Advising appointment, you will meet one-on-one with a professional staff member to hone your study strategies and organizational skills. Students leave their Academic Skills Advising session with a personalized plan for academic success and tangible strategies to use moving forward.
Throughout the year, the ERC offers Academic Skills Workshops on a variety of topics, ranging from test taking and test anxiety to reading strategies. For a complete schedule of upcoming workshops, visit the ERC Calendar.
Our professional staff are also available to lead workshops for your student organization! Some of our most popular in-class presentations include Avoiding Plagiarism, Time Management, and Note Taking & Study Skills. Please submit your workshop request at least 10 business days in advance so that our staff can tailor the workshop content to meet your group’s needs.
Communication & Culture
With the right help, everyone can become a better writer! ERC Writing Assistance can support you during all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining, to formatting citations and revising an argument. Our Writing Fellows offer two types of appointments: standard appointments, which are 45 minutes long, and drop-in appointments, which last up to 20 minutes. Visit the Writing Assistance page to learn more and to sign up for an appointment.
Our Language Link conversation groups are the perfect opportunity to strengthen and maintain fluency in your non-native languages! Language Link is also an ideal way to connect with peers from across all departments at BU while engaging another culture. We offer a number of languages, including Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and more. Our English Language Link sessions are very popular with BU international students who want to learn more about American popular and professional culture. Visit the Language Link page to learn more and to sign up for a session.
Other Resources across Campus
There are so many resources available across BU, including tutoring, writing help, and more! Explore all of your options with our Academic Resource Guide: