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

The CLAS will be offering tutoring both in-person and online.

In-person and online tutoring appointments:
Mon - Thu: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri: 9:30a.m. - 4 p.m.

Online-only appointments:
Mon - Thu: 7 p.m. - 11 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.

The CLAS offers a handful of English language workshops each week. You do not need an appointment to attend and are welcome to come and go each week as you are able.

You can learn more about weekly English language workshops here.

To schedule a CLAS tutoring appointment, stop by the front desk of the Division of Student Success on the 9th floor of 73 Tremont or call the front desk at 617-573-8034. You can also schedule online using your Navigate account. Watch this video for detailed instructions.

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. Learn more about the Courses We Offer [PDF] for tutoring.

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

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.

Center for Learning and Academic Success Mission Statement

The Center for Learning and Academic Success (CLAS) collaborates with the Suffolk community to provide quality academic support services that ease students’ transition to college, strengthen their commitment to learning, and encourage their persistence to graduation. With an appreciation for diversity and individual differences, the CLAS stands firmly committed to sustaining an inclusive learning environment that embraces antiracism, equity, and social justice. We empower all students to reach their highest potential by stimulating intellectual curiosity, fostering independent learning, and promoting self-advocacy.