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The STEM+E Workshop

The STEM+E Tutoring Workshop is a peer-based tutoring program designed to provide one-on-one assistance and small-group support to Holy Cross students in intro and upper level scientific and quantitative courses, including accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, and computer sciences, physics and psychology.

Features of the Workshop:

  • The workshop runs as a drop-in and appointment based service.
  • Students are first encouraged to utilize office hours and department workshop tutoring. To keep access to the STEM+E Workshop fair to all students across campus, students may make a maximum of one appointment per day and two appointments per week. Students are welcome to walk in or join the waiting list at any time.
  • STEM+E Sessions last 40 minutes.
  • Peer tutors will assist in several ways: they will explain conceptual material, guide students on how to solve problems, and provide independent learning strategies.

Make an Appointment
Students can sign up for appointments online. Click the link above and then create a new user account to log into our schedule. The user name and password you select will be unique to this site and are not connected in any way to your Holy Cross ID or passphrase. Make an appointment online »

When and Where?
Peer tutors are available on the 2nd floor of Dinand Library in Room 205 Sundays-Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.  A complete schedule of the specific courses for Spring 2020 appears below.

Accounting

ACCT 181 Sun. 6-8; Mon. 6-8 pm;  Tue 7-9pm; Wed. 6-9 pm; Thurs. 6-8 p.m.

ACCT 185 Tue. 7-9 p.m.

ACCT 277 Tue. 7-9 p.m.

Biology

BIOL 161 Sun. 6-8pm; Mon. 6-9 pm; Tues. 6-8pm; Wed. 6-8pm; Thurs. 7-9 pm

BIOL 162 Mon. 6-8 pm; Tues. 6-8pm; Wed. 6-8 pm; Thurs. 7-9pm

BIOL 163 Mon. 6-8 pm; Wed. 6-8pm; Thurs. 7-9pm

BIOL 241 Thurs. 7-9pm

BIOL 266 Mon. 6-8 pm; Tues. 6-8 pm & Wed. 6-9 pm

BIOL 267 Mon. 6-8 pm; & Wed. 7-9 pm

BIOL 275 Thurs. 7-9 p.m.

Chemistry

CHEM 181 Sun. 6-8pm; Mon. 6-9; Tue. 6-8pm; Wed. 6-8pm;  Thurs. 7-9 pm

CHEM 221 Sun. 6-8pm; Mon. 6-9; Tue. 6-8pm; Wed. 6-8pm;  Thurs. 7-9 pm

CHEM 231 Sun. 6-8pm; Mon. 6-9; Tue. 6-8pm; Wed. 6-8pm;  Thurs. 7-9 pm

Computer Science

CSCI 131 Sun. 6-8 pm; Tues. 7-9pm; Wed. 6-9pm; Thurs.6-9pm

CSCI 132 Sun. 6-8 pm; Tues. 7-9pm; Wed. 6-9pm; Thurs.6-8pm

Economics

ECON 110 Mon. 6-8 pm; Tues. 7-9 pm; Wed. 6-9 pm; Thurs. 6-8 pm

ECON 249 Mon. 6-8 pm; Tues. 7-9 pm; Wed. 6-9 pm; Thurs. 6-8 pm

ECON 255 Mon. 6-8 pm; Tues. 7-9 pm; Wed. 6-9 pm; Thurs. 6-8 pm

ECON 256 Mon. 6-8 pm; Tues. 7-9 pm; Wed. 6-8 pm

Math

MATH 134  Sun. 6-9pm; Mon. 6-8pm; Tues. 6-9 pm; Wed 6-9 pm.; Thurs. 6-8 pm

MATH 135 Sun. 6-9pm; Mon. 6-8 pm; Tue. 6-9pm; Wed. 7-9pm; Thur. 6-8pm

MATH 136 Sun. 6-8pm; Mon. 6-9pm; Tue. 6-9pm; Wed.7-9 pm; Thur. 6-8pm

MATH 220 Mon. 6-8pm & Wed 7-9pm

MATH 231 Wed. 7-9pm

MATH 241 Sun. 6-8pm; Mon. 6-8pm; Wed. 6-9pm; Thur. 7-9pm

MATH 243 M. 6-8pm & Wed. 7-9pm

MATH 243 Sun. 7-9pm; Wed.6-9pm; Thurs. 6-8pm

MATH 244 Sun. 7-9 pm; Tues. 7-9 pm

Psychology

PSYC 100 Sun. 6-8pm; Mon. 7-9 pm; Tues. 6-9pm; Wed. 6-8pm

Physics

PHYS 116 Sun. 6-8pm; & Thur. 6-8pm

Sociology

SOCL 101 Sun. 6-8pm & Mon. 7-9 pm

Apply to Be A STEM+E Peer Tutor 

Applications for STEM+E are now closed. Please look back here for Fall 2020 applications!
If you have questions, please contact Haneen Jaara,  Assistant Director, of Academic Services and Learning Resources at peertutoring@holycross.edu

APPLICATION FORMS JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY NOW
STEM+E Peer Tutor    

 

STEM+E/PAL Intern

 

Christina Manxhari

I am a native of Worcester, MA and a Chemistry major at the College of the Holy Cross, as well as a member of Dr. Sculimbrene's Organic Chemistry research lab on campus. I was a PAL for General Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I last academic year, and I really enjoyed that experience. I am happy to still be involved in this program this year, but in a different way now working as the PAL/STEM + E intern. This position has allowed me to learn and reflect on what makes a great instructor. I look forward to employing this knowledge both out in the workforce and if I return as a PAL or tutor in the future. 

 

 

Current STEM+E Tutors

 

Name: Aidan Dermady ‘21
Hometown: Lincoln, MA
Tutors: BIOL 161, 162; MATH 135; PSYCH 100
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Review new material as soon as you can after every class. Keeping up with the course material as you learn it will make studying for exams much easier and less daunting than if you let everything accumulate, then cram for the test. Study material as you learn it - it will make studying for tests much easier.

 

 

Name: Christina Wright ‘21
Hometown: Wilmington, MA
Tutors: ACCT 181; ECON 249, 255; MATH 135, 136, 231, 241
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Never be afraid to speak up and ask questions. Everyone learns differently and interprets STEM+E classes in their own way, so sometimes all you need is to see another way of how to understand the material. 

 

 

Name: Apurva Gahndi' 
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Tutors: ACCT 181, MATH 135, 136; PHYS 116
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Use the resources offered by the school, such as office hours, and STEM+E tutoring! They are here to help you make the best of your college experience. Never hesitate to ask questions. Do not wait until the exam to clear your understanding. Do assigned homework and readings regularly. Finally, believe in yourself

 

 

Name: Nick Steudel ‘20
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163, 241, 275

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Brian Cottani
Hometown: Rye, New York
Tutors: TBA
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Go to office hours every time you don’t understand something. This will keep you up to date with material, allow you to form a relationship with your professor, and make your life a lot easier once exams come around. This is definitely the most important thing I learned as a STEM + E student!

 

 

 

Name: Patrick Driscoll
Hometown: North Reading, MA
Tutors: ACCT 181; BIOL 161, 162, 163, 266, 267, 275; CHEM 181; ECON 249, 255, 256
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Putting in the time and effort is the only way to succeed in STEM+E classes at Holy Cross.

 

 

 

 

Name: Tolu Akinosho ‘20
Hometown: Providence, RI
Tutors: CSCI 131, 132; MATH 241, 243, 244; PHYS 115
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Make the most of the resources the school provides, especially STEM+E tutoring! They are here to help you make the best of your college experience and to help make learning manageable and enjoyable. 

 

 

 

Name: Vaisnavi Yalala ‘21
Hometown: Northborough, MA
Tutors: BIOL 161; CHEM 181, 221, 231; MATH 136; SOCL 101
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Never give up! Always keep practicing and always have confidence in your abilities.

 

 

 

 

Name: Elizbaeth Deluca '21
Hometown: Willston, Vermont
Tutors:  CHEM 181, 221, 231; MATH 135, 136
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
It is possible to succeed even in these difficult STEM+E courses as long as you put in the time and effort consistently. Reviewing the material every day will lead you to a much better understanding of the material and will allow you to work out questions you have ahead of time. Sometimes it takes looking at a problem multiple ways to figure it out!

 

 

Name: Connor Mudrick'20 
Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ
Tutors:  ACCT 181, 185, 277, ECON 249
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Show up to class prepared! Make sure to review any relevant notes and complete the assigned readings beforehand. You will get the most out of lectures if you go into class with an idea of what is going to be taught.