Peer Assisted Learning

PAL is a series of free, collaborative twice-weekly review sessions open to all students enrolled in CHEM 181: Atoms & Molecules, and CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry 1.

The sessions are led by Peer Assistance Leaders (PALs), strong chemistry students who have previously taken and succeeded in the course. Your PAL will help answer your questions about course material and challenge you to work with other students to practice learning strategies designed to help you succeed in chemistry.

Fall 2022 Schedule 

Professor PAL PAL Meeting Day/Time Location
CHEM 181      
Prof. Hagan Gabrielle Beal

TBD

TBD

CHEM 221      
Prof. Sculimbrene Carter Titus

TBD

TBD

Prof. Isaacs Michael Scuderi

TBD

TBD

Prof. Jarret

Zachary Lawrence

TBD

TBD

Prof. Linton Tabitha Torres TBD TBD

Spring 2023 STEM+E/PAL Intern

 

Ryan Weston

 

Ryan Weston

Hometown: Hudson, NH
 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2022 PALs

Gabrielle "Gabby" Beal

Hometown Wilmington, VT
PAL Section: CHEM 181 with Professor Hagan
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 181?
The biggest piece of advice I have is to stay on top of the material. Go to office hours with questions, practice in PAL, or study with your friends. Doing a little at a time is a lot less overwhelming and will help you stay more motivated throughout the semester.

Zach Lawrence

 

Zachary "Zach" Lawrence

Hometown: Westford, MA
PAL Section: CHEM 221with Professor Jarret
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 221?                   

Set your foundation strong, most things build on each other and topics often interconnect, so mastering the basics is essential. Chipping away a little each day works a lot better than just cramming the day before the test. Also, do not hesitate to ask questions to your peers, professors, or us!

Michael Scuderi

Michael Scuderi

Hometown: Norwood, MA
PAL Section: CHEM 221 with Professor Isaacs
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 221

Organic Chemistry 1 is an interesting and exciting class that introduces you to new ideas about the atomic world. You will learn about chemical reactivity, mechanisms, and so much more! I would strongly recommend to read and do practice problems when they are assigned! You cannot accomplish/understand task C if you haven’t finished task B!

Carter Titus

Carter Titus

Hometown: Sudbury, MA
PAL Section: CHEM 221 with Professor Sculimbrene
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 221?

The most important advice I would give students taking CHEM 221 is to practice the material daily. If you accumulate practice every day, you will master it over time. It does not have to be a ton of problems every day; if you have 20-30 minutes of free time and dive into the material every day, you will inevitably succeed!

Tabitha Torres

Hometown: Naperville, IL
PAL Section: CHEM 221 with Professor Linton
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 221?

Don't be afraid to ask for help! Whether you visit office hours, attend PAL sessions, or ask others in your class- everyone wants you to succeed. Take advantage of the resources offered!