Academic Success Services

Your success story starts here

Welcome to the Center for Learning and Academic Success (CLAS), your one-stop shop for taking your Suffolk education to the next level.

Service Updates for Fall 2021

The CLAS will resume in-person tutoring and will be offering tutoring both in-person and online.  In-person and online tutoring appointments are available Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and online-only appointments are available Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. On Fridays, in-person and online appointments are available 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Academic Coaching & Tutoring FAQs

If you would like an academic coach, please email us and you will be assigned a coach. Your coach will be available in person, via zoom or phone, and will email you to determine what will work best for you.

You can schedule both in-person and online appointments by clicking the blue "Schedule an Appointment" button on the homepage of your Navigate account. Additionally, you can schedule by calling the CLAS at 617-573-8034 or by stopping by the front desk of the Division of Student Success on the 9th floor of 73 Tremont.

To learn more about the services the CLAS offers and see a demonstration of how to schedule an appointment using Navigate, check out this video.


Download the video transcript [PDF]

The CLAS offers a handful of English language workshops each week.  With the exception of our pronunciation workshop, all English language workshops will be offered in person. Because it’s hard to work on pronunciation while wearing masks, our pronunciation workshop will be offered online.

You can see our full schedule of weekly English language workshops here [PDF].

You can schedule both in-person and online appointments by clicking the blue "Schedule an Appointment" button on the homepage of your Navigate account. Additionally, you can schedule by calling the CLAS at 617-573-8034 or by stopping by the front desk of the Division of Student Success on the 9th floor of 73 Tremont.

Online tutoring closely approximates the in-person tutoring experience. With application and document sharing, mark-up capabilities, and a virtual white board, you and your tutor can do just about anything you would do in an in-person session.

Yes! Our amazing staff of peer and professional tutors will be offering both in-person and online appointments.

Tutoring & Peer-to-Peer Success Services

Our staff of 80+ tutors offers a multitude of options for tutoring, study groups, and workshops. You can take advantage of both in-person and online one-on-one tutoring appointments in over 400 courses each semester, as well as assistance in writing and English language concerns. We offer study groups in various subject matters, in addition to drop-in sessions for math, statistics, and accounting. Our academic skills workshops include a wide-array of topics, including English language, time management, note taking, and presentation skills.

Before scheduling an appointment, be sure to review the Global Policies for Appointments [PDF] and the Global Policies for Online Tutoring Appointments [PDF]

Graduate Fellowship Opportunity Available

The CLAS is looking to add another talented graduate fellow to the Tutoring & Peer-to-Peer Success Services team! If you wish to learn more about the Academic Skills Workshop Assistant role or would like to apply, please complete the CLAS Graduate Fellow Application.

Coaching & Academic Success Programs

Academic coaching provides you with the skills, guidance, and support necessary for reaching long-term goals and overall achievement. Academic coaches will work individually with you to clarify priorities and set milestones for success. Academic coaches share appropriate strategies, academic learning tools, and campus resources, enabling you to meet your full potential while at Suffolk and beyond.

To schedule an appointment with an Academic Coach, contact Orla Downey.