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.

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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 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 Dinand 205 Monday - Thursday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. No appointment necessary.

The Spring 2023 daytime drop-in schedule will open on January 30, 2023 .

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 from 6-8pm.

The Spring 2023 evening schedule will be available January 30, 2023

Fall 2022 STEM+E/PAL Intern

Ryan Weston

 

Ryan Weston '23

Hometown: Hudson, NH

 

 

 

 

Fall 2022 STEM+E Tutors

Dylan Hickey

Dylan Hickey '23

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown:  Milton, MA
Tutors:  BIOL 161, BIOL 162, BIOL 163, BIOL 266, BIOL 275, BIOL 301, BIOL 302, CHEM 181, CHEM 221, CHEM 231,      PHYS 116
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to students taking STEM + E classes?
Make sure you ask for help! Especially if a certain lecture made no sense to you, ask your professor or a tutor as soon as you can to clear up any confusion. It is super important to ask questions and seek out help.

 

 

Ainsley DuBose

Ainsley DuBose '23

Pronouns: She/Hers/Her
Hometown: Raynham, MA
Tutors: ECON 110, ECON 255, ECON 256, ACCT 181, MATH 133, MATH 135, MATH 136
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
In order to really learn the process of a problem it is important to do problems out yourself and when you run into difficulty at any stage in the problem solving reach out for help.

 

Benjamin "Ben" Brown '23

Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown:  Harvard, MA
Tutors:   MATH 133, MATH 135, MATH 136, MATH 241, MATH 243, MATH 244, MATH 351, PHYS 116, PHYS 255, PHYS 342, PHYS 351, CSCI 132
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Take advantage of office hours to ask questions on anything you may not understand. Professors are here to help you and want to see you succeed and feel like you have learned the material.


 

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Grace Cerrato '24

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Wareham, MA
Tutors:  MATH 133, MATH 135, MATH 136, MATH 241, MATH 243, MATH 244, BIOL 161, BIOL 162, PSYC 100
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!

 

Kelly Zhou '23

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Malden, MA
Tutors:  MATH 133, MATH 135, MATH 136, MATH 241, MATH 244, MATH 351, CSCI 131, CSCI 132, CSCI 235
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Utilize all your resources and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Anthony Barnett '23

Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown:  Chicago, IL
Tutors:  CHEM 181, CHEM 221, CHEM 231, BIOL 161, PHYS 116
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).

Julia Eagan '24

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Sudbury, MA
Tutors:  PSYC 236, PSYC 201, PSYC 221
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
One piece of advice I would give to students would be to nip misunderstanding in the bud. Whether it be through office hours, tutoring, or teaching yourself, its important to notice when something isn’t entirely clear to you, and handle it as soon as possible. The reason for this is that misunderstanding only builds as classes go on, and it will only get increasingly more difficult to regain that understanding.

Ayden Fleming '24

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown:   Randolph, NJ
Tutors: CHEM 181, CHEM 221, CHEM 231, BIOL 161, BIOL 162, PHYS 116, MATH 136, STAT 220
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? STEM+E classes are going to challenge you but don't be discouraged. Stay organized, use your resources, and keep practicing.

Haley Welsh '23

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:   Westborough, MA
Tutors:   ECON 110, ECON 255, ECON 256
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes? While the classes can be challenging, professors want us to succeed, so be sure to use all the resources campus has to offer, whether it be office hours, tutoring, or asking a classmate!

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Ali Keaveny '23

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Ashland, MA
Tutors:  MATH 133, MATH 135, ACCT 181, ECON 110, ECON 249, ECON 255, ECON 256
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.

 

 

Colleen McIlvenna '23

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH
Tutors:  ACCT 181, ACCT 277, ACCT 390
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to students taking STEM + E classes? If you are confused, get help and get on top of it early, because things seem to build off each other. Also, get on a set study schedule and stick to it. I think a schedule is what keeps you from falling behind.

Andalushia Reilly '24

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
Tutors:  BIOL 161, BIOL 162, BIOL 266, PSYC 100, ACCT 181
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to students taking STEM + E classes? Put a little work into your learning everyday. The key to these classes is building your understanding piece by piece in the long term. Do not be afraid to ask for help! The resources are here to help you!