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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 the Debate Room Sundays-Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.  A complete schedule of the specific courses appears below.

ACCT 181 Tues & Thurs, 7-9pm
ACCT 277 Tues & Thurs, 7-9pm
ACCT 292 Thurs, 7-9pm
BIOL 161 Sun, Mon, Tues, 7-9pm; Wed, Thurs, 6-9pm
BIOL 162 Sun, Mon, Tues, 7-9pm; Wed, Thurs, 6-9pm
BIOL 163 Mon & Wed, 7-9pm
BIOL 266 Mon, Tues, Wed, 7-9pm; Thurs, 6-8pm
BIOL 275 Tues, Thurs, 7-9pm
BIOL 302 Mon & Wed, 7-9pm
CHEM 181 Sun, Wed, Thurs, 6-9pm; Mon & Tues, 7-9pm
CHEM 221 Sun, Wed, Thurs, 6-9pm; Mon & Tues, 7-9pm
CHEM 231 Sun, Mon, Tues, 7-9pm; Wed, 6-9pm; Thurs, 6-8pm
CHEM 289 Tues 7-9pm; Wed, 6-8pm
CHEM 301 Sun & Tues, 7-9pm; Wed, 6-8pm
CSCI 131 Mon, 6-8pm; Tues & Wed, 7-9pm
CSCI 132 Wed, 7-9pm
ECON 199 Sun-Thurs, 7-9pm
ECON 249 Mon & Thurs, 7-9pm
ECON 255 Mon, 7-9pm
ECON 256 Mon, 7-9pm
MATH 134 Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 6-9pm; Mon, 6-8pm
MATH 135 Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 6-9pm
MATH 136 Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 6-9pm; Mon, 6-8pm
MATH 220 Mon, Wed, 7-9; Tues, 6-9pm
MATH 241 Sun & Thurs, 7-9pm; Mon & Tues, 6-8pm; Wed, 6-9pm
MATH 243 Sun, 7-9pm; Wed, 6-8pm
MATH 244 Wed, 7-9pm; Thurs, 6-8pm
MATH 375 Thurs, 6-8pm
PSYC 100 Mon & Tues, 7-9pm; Wed, 6-9pm; Thurs, 6-8pm
PSYC 201 Wed, 6-8pm
PSYC 235 Mon & Wed, 7-9pm
PHYS 116 Mon & Wed, 6-9pm; Tues & Thurs, 7-9pm
   

 

Meet the Tutors

 

Name: Abby McCarthy '18

Hometown: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Academic Services PAL & STEM+E Workshop Intern

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Go to office hours (and go prepared)!!! Go through your notes and homework problems and make a list of your questions. Whether they be specific homework questions or general concepts, having that list will keep you and your professor on track so you can make the most out of that time. Your professors are always there to help!

 

 

Name: Brett Boddy '19

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Tutors: ECON 199, 249, 255, 256

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Study in groups and be able to explain why and what you are doing for each difficult question. When I study in groups, once I can explain how and why to do a problem, I have a greater understanding of it.

 

 

Name: Jackie Brewster '19

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Tutors: ACCT 181, 278; ECON 199; MATH 134, 135, 136, 241; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? It is so important to stay on top of the homework every night and practice, practice, practice! Do not leave it all until the day before the test. Learning as you go and asking for help when you need it is the best way for success!

 

 

Name: Natalie Czelusniak '18

Hometown: Medfield, MA

Tutors: MATH 134, 135, 136, 231, 241, 242, 244; PSYC 100

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? The most important advice I have for students taking STEM+E classes is to work with other classmates. If you build a study group in your introduction level classes and decide to continue with a STEM+E major, then you will have already created a great support system for the classes to come.

 

 

Name: Mary Harris '18

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163, 241, 261; CHEM 181, 231; MATH 134, 135, 136; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? STEM+E courses at Holy Cross are challenging, but do not be afraid to reach out for help. Attending offices hours is a great resource to utilize for help, as well as the various peer tutoring options. It is also important to not give up or become discouraged with the work, hard work will pay off!

 

 

Name: Jess Hendsey '19

Hometown: West Hartford, CT

Tutors: CHEM 181, 222, 231; MATH 134, 135, 136, 241, 243, 363

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Make sure you always attend class and do all assigned homework problems (even if they're not graded) and take advantage of office hours.

 

 

 

Name: Tommy Kalantzakos '18

Hometown: Andover, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163, 261, 283, 301; CHEM 181, 222, 231; MATH 134, 135, 136; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Make sure you stay on top of all of the material and give yourself plenty of time to learn it all before an exam. You will have much better success on an exam by spacing the material out over a few days than you will by cramming. This will give you more of a chance to clear up material you are unsure of beforehand.

 

 

Name: Patrick Koval '19

Hometown: Chelsea, MI

Tutors: ECON 199, 255, 256; MATH 134, 135, 136, 241, 243, 244

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Any and all STEM+E courses require a different type of thinking, especially upper levels in these areas. The development of this logical approach to learning and ensuring that you can explain the concepts to yourself will help the classes seem like less memorization and more like learning how each piece of the puzzle fits.

 

 

Name: Kerry Larkin '20

Hometown: Westborough, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 275; CHEM 181, 221; MATH 134, 135, 136, 241

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Try to take a little bit of time each day to review your notes or complete practice problems for your STEM-E classes. This process allows you to stay on top of the material and become more comfortable with it sooner, and also allows you to identify areas where you may need more help.

 

 

Name: Lily Liu '19

Hometown: Xiamen, China

Tutors: ACCT 181, 278; CHEM 181; ECON 199; MATH 134, 135

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Work hard and stay confident!

 

 

 

 

Name: Emma Lynch '20

Hometown: Scarborough, ME

Tutors: CHEM 181, 221; MATH 134, 135, 136

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Make a schedule and take time to study a little bit every weekday even if you don't have an exam, because it will make you much more prepared for when you do. Also, reach out for help from your professors or peers when you are having a hard time in a class, it happens to everyone!

 

 

Name: Daniel Mendez '20

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Tutors: MATH 134, 135, 136; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Be organized and consistent with your work. If you don't understand some part of the material then make sure to seek help as soon as possible because you don't want to go into finals week trying to learn something from week 2 of the semester.

 

 

Name: Marty Murphy '20

Hometown: Foxboro, MA

Tutors: ECON 199; MATH 134, 135, 136, 241, 243

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Find the best strategy for you. There are a lot of different ways that people come to understand difficult material, but the most efficient combination of approaches is unique to each individual.

 

 

Name: Jackie Perkins '18

Hometown: Worcester, MA

Tutors: BIOL 162, CHEM 181, 231; MATH 134, 135, 136; PHYS 116; PSYC 100, 200

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? I would advise to always be optimistic and never compare yourself to others to measure your own success! It is always best to approach tough classes with a positive attitude and belief that you are capable of doing well.

 

 

Name: Chris Puntasecca '19

Hometown: Wayne, NJ

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162; CHEM 181, 221, 231; MATH 133, 135, 136

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? One of the most important factors in succeeding in STEM courses is consistently staying on top of the work. By making it a habit to regularly review the material, you will become more comfortable with individual topics and avoid the stress of cramming the night before an exam.

 

 

Name: Deirdre Reidy '18

Hometown: North Branford, CT

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163, 266, 302; CHEM 181, 221, 231; MATH 134, 135, 220; PSYC 100; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Reviewing outside of class on a regular basis is absolutely necessary! Just a few days before the exam is not enough. Be confident in yourself!

 

 

Name: Emily Rivard '19

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162; CHEM 181, 221, 231; MATH 134, 135; PSYC 100

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? The best advice I could offer students is to try to be active learners in STEM+E courses. It can be tough to learn this material just by reading over class notes. By visiting office hours, attending review sessions, and forming study groups throughout the semester, course material naturally comes more easily from encountering it in different formats and from varying perspectives. STEM+E courses can sometimes be challenging, but studying math and science at Holy Cross is truly exciting, fascinating, and rewarding.

 

 

Name: Chris Roy '19

Hometown: Southwick, MA

Tutors: CSCI 131, 132; ECON 199; MATH 134, 135, 136, 243, 244

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Always be sure to review material on a regular basis. It is easy for a seemingly simple concept to become difficult when it is only reviewed right before a test. Try not to only reread the text. Incorporate other study methods like flashcards or self-testing whenever possible. In addition, remember that anyone can succeed in a STEM+E class, as long as the effort is there!

 

 

Name: Victoria Roy '20

Hometown: Holliston, MA

Tutors: MATH 134, MATH 135, MATH 136, MATH 220, MATH 241, MATH 243

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Go to office hours. Most of the material learned in these classes is too in-depth to fully understand within a 50 minute or 75 minute lecture. Office hours allows you to go over material in a one on one setting and ask questions as they arise. Also building a relationship with your professors is a crucial part of the learning processes.

 

Name: Kayla Horan '18

Hometown: Southwick, MA

Substitute Tutors: BIOL 161; CHEM 181, 221: ECON 199, 149, 255, 256, 328; MATH 135; PSYC 100

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? There is no such thing as too much practice - do as many practice problems as you can.

 

 

Name: Isabelle Kozik '19

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Substitute Tutors: BIOL 162; CHEM 181, 231; ECON 199, 255, 256; MATH 134, 136; PSYC 100; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Keep up with the notes you took in class, and be sure you understand the basic principles of a topic before trying to tackle the more complex ones.

 

 

Name: Maria Vanadia '19

Hometown: Bangor, ME

Substitute Tutors: CHEM 181; MATH 134, 135, 136; PSYC 100

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? I feel it is super important to keep up with the pace of STEM+E classes by going over notes from lecture and then rewriting them to help you retain the material! A lot of upper level courses move very quickly and it can get easy to fall behind if you don't do practice problems or go to office hours when you feel lost.