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.

 

Spring 2024 Schedule 

Professor PAL PAL Meeting Day/Time Location
CHEM 221      
Prof. Linton Kara Battaglia '26

Sun 5:00PM- 6:00PM

Wed 7:00PM-8:00PM

SML 259

SML 255

 

Prof. Jarret Ryan Lukas '24

Sun 4:00PM- 5:00PM

Wed 6:00PM-7:00PM

SML 259

SML 255

Prof. Isaacs Annabelle Rie '26

Sun 5:00PM-6:00PM

Tues 4:00PM-5:00PM

SML 255

SML 255

 

Prof. Sculimbrene

Grace Cerrato '24

Sun 6:00PM-7:00PM

Thurs 7:00PM-8:00PM

SML 259

SML 259

Andalushia Reilly

Spring 2024 STEM+E/PAL Intern

Andalushia Reilly

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Spring 2024 PALs

Grace Cerrato

Grace Cerrato '24

Hometown: Wareham, MA
PAL Section: CHEM 181 with Prof. Staton
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 221?

Don't be afraid to ask questions! Building a strong foundation is important early on, so that you can stay on top of new material and develop helpful study strategies that you can carry with you throughout your chemistry career.

Annabelle Rie

Annabelle Rie '26

Hometown: Acton, MA
PAL Section: CHEM 181 with Prof. Mills
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 221?

Chemistry takes practice! Practice patience with yourself, have an open mind, and know that your professors (and PAL's) are always here to support you.