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
Prof. Hupp Gabrielle Beal

Sundays 4:00PM-5:00PM

Wednesdays 7:30PM-8:30PM

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SML 255

Prof. Staton Ryan Weston

Sundays 5:00PM-6:00PM

Thursdays 7:00PM-8:00PM

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SML 255

Prof. Isaacs Michael Scuderi

Sundays 6:00PM-7:00PM

Thursdays 6:00PM-7:00PM

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Prof. Avila-Bront Andalushia Reilly

Sundays 5:00PM-6:00PM

Thursdays 5:00PM-6:00PM

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SML 255

Apply to Be A PAL for Spring 2023

Applications for the Spring 2023 semester are now OPEN. If interested you may find the application here: https://forms.gle/Xuv7JRKcUS2WWGQK6. Please email Christopher Lawrence, Assistant Director of ASLR, at peertutoring@holycross.edu with any questions. 

Spring 2022 PALs

Gabrielle "Gabby" Beal

Hometown Wilmington, VT
PAL Section: CHEM 181 with Professor Hupp
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.

Ryan Weston

Ryan Weston

Hometown: Hudson, NH
PAL Section: CHEM 181 with Professor Isaacs
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 181?
Always attend office hours, and never be afraid to ask questions!

 

Andalushia Reilly

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
PAL Section: CHEM 181 with Professor Avila-Bront
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 181?                         The best way to succeed in CHEM 181 is to be consistent and focus on long term learning with chemistry. CHEM 181 material builds upon itself and is a process learning class. It is important that you stay on top of the material and ask for help when you need it!

Michael Scuderi

Hometown: Norwood, MA
PAL Section: CHEM 181 with Professor Isaacs
What is the most important advice you would give students taking CHEM 181?
You will encounter a lot of new, challenging, and exciting problems in this course. Paying attention in class and taking time to really understand what challenges you are the secret keys to doing well. I’m sure all of you will enjoy the intricate labs and fascinating topics covered in this class!