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Peer Academic Success Coach Program

Peer Academic Success Coaches (PASCs) offer guidance to fellow students on academic success topics such as time management, organizational strategies, and studying skills.  

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Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

The ability to speak effectively before an audience is an important skill to master, and can greatly impact your academic and professional careers. The Academic Success and Tutoring Center hosts the Practicing Engaging Presentations (P.E.P.) program to help students develop this skill.

English Speaking Skills

Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your English speaking skills? Participate in the English Conversation Class on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in Wang 101. For further information, contact

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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Peer Assisted Learning sessions are led by select Stony Brook undergraduates (PAL Leaders), who work with participating students on a regular weekly basis to enhance their success in the course. For the spring 2016 semester, the program is available for MAT 125. 

This program is a collaborative effort involving the Academic Success & Tutoring Center,  the Undergraduate Biology Programthe Center for Inclusive Education, and the Department of Mathematics, with support by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

The spring 2016 program is funded by your Undergraduate Student Government

This service is modeled after Supplemental Instruction, an academic assistance program created by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For more information about Supplemental Instruction, please visit the website of the International Center for Supplemental Instruction.  


Academic Success & Study Skills Workshops

Check out the list of FREE academic success workshops offered by the Academic Success and Tutoring Center. 


Health and Wellness

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free and confidential services including crisis intervention, brief counseling for individuals, couples, and groups; consultation to students, faculty, staff, friends, and parents; assistance with referrals to community resources.

The Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) offers a wide range of services to address student concerns about alcohol and other substances, relationships, gender issues, and making healthy choices.


Technology & Research

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) offers a variety of technology workshops such as "Discovering Prezi" and "Microsoft Excel Basics."  DoIT also offers access to high-quality online video training through The service includes hands-on exercises on a wide variety of technology topics.

SBU Libraries offer free face-to-face and online workshops covering topics including: basic and advanced research skills, citation, plagiarism, and EndNote.


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