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, sociology and psychology.

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As of April 2021, the STEM+E Workshop is now internationally recognized by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) as a Level 1 tutoring program. CRLA certification establishes internationally accepted standards of skills and best practices. 

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.
  • In-person tutoring takes place in Dinand 205. Students may also request virtual tutoring session when scheduling an appointment.

Make an Appointment

Create a new user account to log into our scheduling portal. If you've already registered for an account with the Writer's Workshop, you do not need to create a new account as we share the same scheduling portal. 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.

Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule*

COURSE TUTOR AVAILABILITY
ACCT 181, 275, 278, 282, 285, 292 Tues. 6-8pm; Thurs; 7-9pm
BIOL 161 Sun. 6-9pm; Mon. – Thurs. 6-8pm
BIOL 162 Sun. – Thurs. 6-8pm
BIOL 163 Mon. & Wed. 6-8pm
BIOL 261 Mon. 6-8pm
BIOL 266 Mon. & Wed. 6-8pm
BIOL 269 Thurs. 6-8pm
CHEM 181 Sun. 7-9pm; Mon. 6-8pm; Tues. 7-9pm; Wed. 6-8pm; Thurs. 7-9pm
CHEM 222 & 231 Sun. 6-9pm; Mon. 6-8pm; Wed. 6-8pm
CSCI 131 Mon. – Thurs. 7-9pm
ECON 110 Tues. 6-8pm; Sun. – Thurs. 7-9pm
ECON 249, 255, & 256 Sun. & Mon. 7-9pm
MATH 133 & 135 Sun. – Thurs. 6-9pm
MATH 136 Sun. – Tues. 6-9pm; Wed. 7-9pm; Thurs. 6-9pm
MATH 241 Sun. – Thurs. 7-9pm
MATH 243 Sun. & Mon. 7-9pm; Tues. 6-8pm; Wed. 7-9pm; Thurs. 6-9pm
MATH 244 Sun., Mon., & Wed. 7-9pm
PHYS 115 Sun. 6-9pm; Mon. & Wed. 6-8pm
PSYC 100 Sun. 7-9pm; Tues. 7-9pm; Wed. 6-8pm; Thurs. 7-9pm
PSYC 200 Tues. & Thurs. 6-8pm
PSYC 221 Thurs. 6-8pm
SOC 101 Sun. – Mon. 6-8pm; Wed. 7-9pm
SOC 223 & 226 Sun. 6-8pm; Wed. 6-8pm

*Schedule is subject to change (updated 9/21/21)

Apply to Be A STEM+E Peer Tutor 

We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester. If you are interested in tutoring for the Spring 2022 semester, please email peertutoring@holycross.edu. Applications for the Spring 2022 semester will be posted later in the fall semester.

APPLICATION FORMS JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY NOW
STEM+E Peer Tutor Student's who have excelled in a subject and have received support from a faculty member to provide academic support. Application

 


Fall 2021 STEM+E/PAL Intern

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Henry Noe '22

Hometown: Hopewell Junction, NY

 

 

 

 

 


Fall 2021 STEM+E Tutors

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MaryClare Martin '22

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Nashua, NH
Tutors:  CSCI 131, MATH 135, 136, 241, 243, and 244
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to students taking STEM + E classes?
You are your own best advocate!

 

 

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Mike Luciano '22

Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: North Reading, MA
Tutors: ECON 249, 256; MATH 135, 136, 241, 243
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Go to office hours if you are confused about the class material and don’t be afraid to ask your professor to try to explain a topic in a different way because sometimes a different approach is all you need to gain more clarity.

 

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Foley Williams '23

Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown:  Sutton, MA
Tutors:  CHEM 181, CSCI 131, ECON 110, MATH 135, 136, 241, 243 and PSYC 100
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Don't get discouraged!


 

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Grace Cerrato '24

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Wareham, MA
Tutors:  BIOL 161,162, MATH 135, 136, and 243
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Ensure you have a thorough understanding of the basics as a strong foundation is essential - like building blocks, without a strong foundation, the rest of what you build on top may fall!

 

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Monica Nakhla '22

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  North Attleboro, MA
Tutors:  BIOL 161, 162, 163, 266, MATH 135
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Never stop asking questions!

 

 

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Anthony Barnett '23

Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown:  Chicago, IL
Tutors:  BIOL 161, CHEM 181, 222, 231, MATH 135, PSYC 100, and PHYS 115
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Perfect your knowledge. Even if you think you are good with a topic, practice it 100 more times. Know the material so well that there is literally zero chance you mess it up.

Be patient with yourself. It's not about the minutes or hours you spend on the material. It about how you use your time. Use your time to become an expert (however long or short that may take).

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Kathryn Hauver '22

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Tutors: SOC 101, 223, 226
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
My most important advice is to be patient when solving problems and learn from your mistakes.

 

 

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Tori Iassogna '22

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:   Marietta, GA
Tutors:  BIOL 162 and PSYC 200
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Find a study group and go over the material with classmates. You don’t understand something until you can explain it simply to someone else so working in groups really helps. 

 

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Emily Taylor '22

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Hopkinton, MA
Tutors:  BIOL 162, PSYC 200, 221
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
These classes are meant to challenge you -- be patient and be kind to yourself!

 

 

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Lindsay Vacca '22

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:   Canton, CT
Tutors:  ACCT 181, 275, 278, 282, 285, 292, and ECON 110
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
My advice for students taking STEM+E classes would be to stay organized! This is something that is often overlooked because it seems so simple, but it is extremely helpful to look ahead to prepare for your difficult weeks and keep track of all your notes. In the long run, this is what will help you produce great results and be able to enjoy what you're doing too.

 

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Henry Cavanaugh '23

Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown:   Natick, MA
Tutors:  BIOL 161, BIOL 261, CHEM 181, 222, 231, PHYS 115, and SOC 101
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Don't let classes intimidate you! In STEM + E classes, things can often get overwhelming, but if you approach it with the right attitude you can and will make it through. The feeling of being overwhelmed is not a sign you are going to fail or are out of your depth. Trust me, everyone feels it! Believe in yourself and use all your resources and stuff will start to click.

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Erin Eason '23

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:   Millsboro, DE
Tutors:  CHEM 181
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? The keys to success in college STEM classes are staying on top of the material, breaking down assignments into smaller bits, and communicating with your professors! 

 

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Catherine Hodgens '22

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:   Hopedale, MA
Tutors:  ACCT 181 & 278, CHEM 181
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Don't get discouraged if you don't understand something the first time you hear it in class!  Go to office hours, take notes, and come to STEM + E (even if you are feeling confident about the material).

 

Sarah Vermette '22

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:   Gilford, NH
Tutors:  BIOL 161 & 162, MATH 135, 136, 243, 244, 351
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Be organized! Go over your notes after classes!