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The Educational Resource Center offers a wide range programs and services for undergraduate students in all of Boston University’s colleges and programs. 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!

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Tutoring & Chemistry Resources

Peer Tutoring

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 biology to economics. 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 (ASA). During an ASA appointment, you will meet one-on-one with a professional staff member to hone your study strategies and organizational skills. Students leave their ASA 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 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 time management and study skills. Please submit your workshop request at least two weeks in advance so that our staff can tailor the workshop content to meet your group’s needs.

Communication & Culture

Writing Assistance

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 your argument. Our Writing Fellows offer two types of appointments: 45-minute standard appointments and 20-minute drop-in appointments. Visit the Writing Assistance page to learn more and to sign up for an appointment.

English Language Conversation Groups

Our English Language Conversation Groups are the perfect opportunity to build confidence and maintain fluency in English! These program is also a great way to connect with peers from across all departments at BU while learning about the English language and American culture.  These groups are very popular with BU international students who want to learn more about American idioms as well as popular and professional culture. Visit the English Language Conversation Groups 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: