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 Fall 2022 daytime drop-in schedule will open on September 6, 2022 .

The Fall 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 Fall 2022 evening schedule can be found here.

Apply to Be A STEM+E Peer Tutor 

Applications for the Fall 2022 semester are now CLOSED. Spring 2023 applications will open at the end of the Fall semester. Please email Christopher Lawrence, Assistant Director of ASLR, at peertutoring@holycross.edu with any questions. 

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, 162, 163, 261, 266, 275, 301, 302; CHEM 181, 221, 222,  231; PHYS 115
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: ACCT 181; ECON 110, 224, 255, 256; MATH 135, 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:  CSCI 132; MATH 135, 136, 243, 244, 351; PHYS 116, 221, 223, 342, 344
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:  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!

 

Kelly Zhou '23

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:  Malden, MA
Tutors:  CSCI 131, 132; MATH 135, 136, 241
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:  BIOL 161; CHEM 181, 222, 231; PHYS 115, 116, 221
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:  ACCT 181; PSYC 100, 200 201, 227, 236
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.

 

 

Ashley Marshall '24

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown:   Needham, MA
Tutors: CSCI 131; ECON 110, 229, 255; MATH135, 136
What is the most important advice you would give students taking STEM+E Classes?
Go to office hours and use the resources available to you to help grasp the material and build a good foundation-- the professors are really helpful when you go see them!

 

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Henry Cavanaugh '23

Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown:   Natick, MA
Tutors:  BIOL 161, BIOL 261; CHEM 181, 222, 289, 231, 300, 301, 304; PHYS 115,  
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.

 

Ayden Fleming '24

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown:   Randolph, NJ
Tutors:  BIOL 161 & 162; CHEM 181, 222, 231; MATH 135; PHYS 115
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 249, ECON 255, ECON 256, ECON 330; MATH 136
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!

 

Zach Lawrence

Zachary "Zach" Lawrence '24

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown:  Westford, MA
Tutors: ACCT 181; BIOL 161, 162, 266; CHEM 181; STAT 220
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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Ali Keaveny '23

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