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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 FALL 2018 appears below.

ACCT 181 Mon. 7-9pm;  Thurs. 6-9pm
ACCT 277 Mon. 7-9pm
ACCT 278 Mon. 7-9pm;  Thurs. 6-9pm
BIOL 161 Sun. 6-9pm; Mon. & Tues. 6-8pm; Thurs. 6-9pm
BIOL 162 Sun. 6-9pm; Mon. & Tues. 6-8pm; Thurs. 6-9pm
BIOL 163 Sun. 6-8pm; Thurs. 6-9pm
BIOL 261  Thurs. 7-9pm
BIOL 301 Thurs. 7-9pm
CHEM 181 Sun. - Thurs. 6-9pm
CHEM 222 Sun., & Tues. -Thurs. 6-9pm; Mon. 6-8pm 
CHEM 231 Sun. 6-8pm; Tues.- Thurs. 6-9pm
CSCI 131 Wed. 7-9pm; Mon. & Thurs. 6-8pm
CSCI 132 Wed. 7-9pm; Mon. & Thurs. 6-8pm
ECON 110 Sun., Mon., Thurs., 7-9pm
ECON 249 Mon. & Tues. 7-9pm
ECON 255 Sun.- Tues. 7-9pm
ECON 256 Sun. - Tues. 7-9pm
Math 133 Sun., Tues.& Wed. 7-9pm; Mon. & Thurs. 6-9pm
MATH 135 Sun., Tues. & Wed. 7-9pm; Mon. & Thurs. 6-9pm
MATH 136 Sun.& Tues. 7-9pm; Mon. & Wed. 6-9pm; Thurs. 6-8pm
MATH 241 Sun. & Mon. 7-9pm; Tues. -Thurs. 6-8pm
MATH 242 Thurs. 6-8pm
MATH 243 Sun. 7-9pm; Wed.6-9pm; Thurs. 6-8pm
MATH 244 Sun. 7-9pm; Wed. 6-9pm;; Thurs. 6-8pm
PSYC 100 Sun. 6-8pm; Tues. & Thurs. 6-9pm
PSYC 200 Mon. 6-8pm
PHYS 115 Sun. 6-8pm; Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 7-9pm

 

Name: Joie Dillon '21

Hometown: Peabody, MA

Academic Services PAL & STEM+E Workshop Intern

 

 

 

 

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

I think trying your best to keep up with the material is really important, because STEM classes build off the material; so making sure you understand the new material before it piles up is important. I think it is also very important to not be afraid to ask for help. Professors are very helpful in office hours, and they are just one resource. There are many different tutoring resources including STEM+E tutoring, CHEM PALs, Bio Buddies, Calc Workshop, Physics Workshop, etc. There are plenty of resources to help you succeed!

 

Name: Tolu Akinosho '20

Hometown: Providence, RI

Tutors: CSCI 131, 132; MATH 241, 243; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

I work to make sure my peers avoid the feeling of inferiority for needing extra help, more time or different explanations in order to understand a concept. The fact is that we are all different, and as such have distinct strengths. We are unique in the ways we learn, which is largely influenced by factors we have no control over, such as our backgrounds and exposure. The point I am trying to drive is to not put yourself down for needing to go to office hours or Stem+E tutoring to do well in your STEM courses.

Name: Sarah Arnold '21

Hometown: Danvers, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 262; CHEM 181, MATH 135

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

It is important to keep up with the work assigned and taught in class as the material builds.

Name: Jaclyn Brewster '19

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Tutors: ACCT 181, 277, 292; MATH 134, 135, 136; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Practice, practice, practice! Stay on top of the homework and readings throughout the semester, so that you don't leave it all until the night before the test. Office hours are key and professors are always willing to help!

Name: Sarah Brink '19

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

The most important piece of advice I would give to students taking STEM + E classes is to utilize all of the resources--professors, peer-tutors, study groups, etc--available. It's easy to become overwhelmed by STEM + E classes, but all of the many resources available are so helpful and really do make a difference when it comes to succeeding in these classes!

Name: Damon Chen '19

Hometown: Beijing, China

Tutors: CSCI 131, 132; MATH 136, 241, 244

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Working hard on the weekly problem set would save your time to review for final.

Name: Sarah Crofts '20

Hometown: Medfield, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163; CHEM 181, 221

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Stay organized and don't be afraid to reach out for help if you need it! Taking advantage of office hours, tutoring opportunities, and study groups are all ways to supplement your own studying of the material. Make sure you are staying on top of your schedule so that you can dedicate little blocks of time every day to either study on your own, visit your professor's office hours, or study with peers to make sure you don't overwhelm yourself the night before an exam. The key for me has always been balance and organization.

Name: Aiden Dermady, '21

Hometown: Lincoln, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162; PSYCH 100

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Try to at least look over the new material every day, or as often as you can, instead of letting it build up. Thinking about the course material for even the smallest amount of time each day can make it feel a lot more manageable.

Name: Patrick Driscoll '20

Hometown: North Reading, MA

Tutors: ACCT 181; BIOL 161, 162, 163; CHEM 181, 221, 231; ECON 210, 255, 256

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

That there is no substitute for putting in time and effort into your work.

Name: Katherine Jolley '19

Hometown: Stoughton, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163, 266, 275, 302; CHEM 181, 221, 231; PSYCH 100

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you don’t understand a concept! Everyone finds different things difficult, so don’t feel like you can’t ask for help on something everyone around you seems to understand.

Name: Isabelle Kozik '19

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Tutors: BIOL 162; CHEM 181; ECON 210, 249, 255, 256; MATH 134, 135; PSYCH 100; PSYCH 116; SOCL 101

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Make sure you master the earlier, basic material of a course before diving into more challenging topics. Having a good foundation is key to succeeding in a difficult course.

Name: Kerry Larkin '20

Hometown: Westborough, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 262, 266, 275; CHEM 181, 221; PSYCH 100, 241

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Try to review a little bit of the course material each night, either by solving problems, reading the textbook, or reviewing class notes. You will be able to practice the material so it comes easier to you as the class continues, and you can identify areas where you need more clarification from the professor sooner.

Name: Lily Liu '19

Hometown: Xiamen, China

Tutors: ACCT 181, 277, 292; CHEM 181; CSCI 131; MATH 135, 136

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Never be afraid to ask any questions and seek additional help from fellow classmates, tutors, and professors--it is the best way to help you understand a STEM concept and your first step of succeeding in STEM classes!

Name: Grace Longwell '21

Hometown: Acton, Massachusetts

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

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

The best way to succeed in STEM + E classes here at Holy Cross is repetition! Try to get as much of the information into your head after each lecture as you can, that makes exam weeks a little easier and all you have to do is look back over things, instead of re-teach yourself the material!

Name: Andrew Ludwig '21

Hometown: Wayland, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162; CHEM 181; MATH 135; PSYCH 100

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Review the material as often as you can.  Even just reviewing class notes and or the PPT slides covered in class that day can make a big difference.

Name: Emma Lynch '20

Hometown: Scarborough, ME

Tutors: CHEM 181, 221; MATH 134, 135, 136; SOCL 101

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Review often, even if you don't have an exam that week. The more often you go through the material, the easier it will be to recall that information during assignments.

Name: Daniel Mendez '20

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Tutors: CSCI 131, 132; MATH 134, 135, 136, 241; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Seek a resource such as the professors office hours or the STEM+E workshop as soon as possible to clear up any confusion you may have on a topic. You do not want to go into finals week trying to learn some material from week one of the semester. Go into every class as if it is the last day to study before your test. You got this!

Name: Ellie Reck, '20

Hometown: Hopewell Junction, NY

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162; CHEM 181, 221, 231; MATH 135; PSYCH 100, 201

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

It is important to be organized, stay on top of your work, and be a smart studier. Exposing yourself to many types of problems is also a critical part of preparing for exams. All of these skills require you to recognize what your strengths and weaknesses are and seek help when needed. Holy Cross offers a wide variety of recourses to help you when you are struggling with a topic. Asking questions is not a sign of weakness but rather it is one of your greatest strengths — it is the best way to learn!

Name: Emily Rivard, '19

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163, 261, 266, 275; CHEM 181, 221, 231; MATH 135, PSYCH 100; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Actively engaging with the course material in a variety of manners can be really helpful for clarifying and solidifying difficult concepts.  Attending office hours, visiting peer tutors, and studying with classmates can all be valuable ways to ensure that you understand the material.  STEM+E courses can be challenging at times, but they are also very fascinating and rewarding!

Name: Victoria Roy '20

Hometown: Holliston, MA

Tutors: MATH 135, 136, 220, 241, 243, 244

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Go to office hours. A lot of material taught in STEM classes is not fully grasped in a 50 or 75 minute class period and often requires further explanation in order to develop a full understanding of the concepts. Office hours allow one on one time with the professor and the opportunity to ask questions as they arise.

Name: Elizabeth Scott '20

Hometown: Norwell, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 262; CHEM 181; PSYCH 201

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Time management is very important in STEM+E classes. My advice is for students to put aside time each day to review their notes after each class, and even rewrite them if it helps. It is important to stay on top of the material because new topics often build off of the old. Additionally, don't be afraid to ask for help or go to review sessions or office hours when needed. STEM+E classes can be very challenging!

Name: Nicholas Steudel '20

Hometown: Westborough, MA

Tutors: BIOL 161, 162, 163, 261, 267; CHEM 181, 221; CSCI 131; MATH 241; PHYS 116

What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?

Consistently review your notes from class and any outside materials the professor provides for you.

Name: Terry Yan

Tutors: CSCI 131, 132, 135; MATH 135, 136, 220, 231, 244