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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In April 2021, the STEM+E Workshop became 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 30 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 (evening) and Hogan 404 & 405 (daytime). Students may also request virtual tutoring session when scheduling an appointment.

Daytime Drop-in Tutoring Schedule

The STEM+E Workshop offers daytime drop-in tutoring in Hogan rooms 404 and 405 Monday - Thursday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. No appointment necessary.

The Spring 2022 daytime drop-in schedule can be found here.

Please note that drop-in sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis and have a capacity limit.

Evening Tutoring Schedule

One-on-one evening appointments are held in Dinand 205 Sunday - Thursday between 6-8pm.

The Spring 2022 evening schedule can be found here.

Apply to Be A STEM+E Peer Tutor 

Applications for the Fall 2022 semester are now OPEN. All applications are due by April 22, 2022, by 4:30pm EST. Please email Christopher Lawrence, Assistant Director of ASLR, at peertutoring@holycross.edu with any questions. 

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STEM+E Peer Tutor (position description) Student's who have excelled in a subject and have received support from a faculty member to provide academic support. Application

Spring 2022 STEM+E/PAL Intern

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Henry Noe '22

Hometown: Hopewell Junction, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2022 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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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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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!

 

 

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Gigi Galanthay '24

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:   Ithaca, NY
Tutors:  CHEM 181, MATH 135, MATH 136, MATH 241, MATH 243, MATH 244, ECON 110, ECON 255, ECON 256, ECON 249
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Utilize every resource available to you! Go to office hours, form study groups, and come to STEM+E tutoring. Don't be afraid to reach out to your professor, peers, or other tutors for help. You are your best advocate, and don't be afraid to speak up for your own needs.

 

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Jack Guiry '22

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown:   Danbury, CT
Tutors:  BIOL 161, BIOL 162, BIOL 261, BIOL 266, BIOL 241, BIOL 287, BIOL 301, BIOL 391, CHEM 181, PHYS 115.
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Do not get discouraged from the very first setback. It won't be easy, but you can get through any STEM+E class with the right mindset and work ethic.

 

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Wenjie Ping '22

Pronouns: She/Hers/Her
Hometown:   Suzhou, China
Tutors:  ACCT 181, ACCT 277, ACCT 282, ACCT 285, ACCT 275, ACCT 286 MATH 135, MATH 136, PHYS 115.
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Never hesitate to ask for help when you are confused or unsure about something!

Cate Brodie '24

Pronouns: She/Hers/Her
Hometown:   Falmouth, MA
Tutors:  BIOL 161, BIOL 162, BIOL 163, CHEM 181, CHEM 221, CHEM 222, MATH 135.
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? Keep practicing problems and keep asking questions!

 

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Ali Keaveny '23

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Ashland, MA
Tutors:  ACCT 181, ECON 110, ECON 249, ECON 255, MATH 133, MATH 135, MATH 136
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to students taking STEM + E classes? Don’t be afraid to go to office hours and ask questions.