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.

Important Service Updates for Summer 2020

In light of the university’s suspension of in-person instruction for the Summer 2020 semester, the CLAS will be offering all of its tutoring services exclusively online. Click here to find detailed information on how to access CLAS services remotely.

CLAS Summer 2020 FAQs

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

The CLAS does not offer summer study groups; however, we are offering summer English language workshops. You can join an English language workshop online via Zoom.

You can find the meeting times and zoom links by going to the Online CLAS Services Information page.

Yes! All tutoring services will now be offered online via Zoom. Call us at 617-573-8034 or click the “Get Assistance” button on the homepage of your Navigate account to schedule an appointment. At some point before your scheduled appointment, your tutor will send you an email with a link to your Zoom meeting and instructions on how to connect.

While nothing can replace the experience of an in-person meeting with your tutor, CLAS online tutoring closely approximates the in-person experience. With application and document sharing, mark-up capabilities, and a virtual white board, CLAS online tutoring with Zoom allows you to do just about anything that you would do in an in-person tutoring session.

Yes. Our amazing staff of peer and professional tutors has not changed; they’re just working remotely instead of in-person. We are not outsourcing our tutoring services, so you can be sure that your tutors are the same folks who know you, know your professors, and know Suffolk.

All CLAS tutoring will be appointment-based for summer 2020.

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 300 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]

Summer 2020 Schedule of Services

CLAS appointment-based tutoring (course content, English language, and writing) is offered Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Courses We’re Tutoring for Summer 2020 [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.