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Academic Support

The School of Natural and Social Sciences offers an assortment of valuable services for its students through the Office of Science Student Support Services.

Students are encouraged to visit this office to obtain information and assistance with tutoring, mentoring, financial aid, or academic advising. 

Please note: To mitigate risk related to COVID-19, all tutoring sessions are being held online using Zoom. See below for more details.

The Office of Science Student Support Services provides a friendly and welcoming environment—a place for students in the natural and social sciences to go to when they need help. This office offers tutoring and mentoring services to students and provides financial aid information and academic advising. Students are offered the assistance and guidance they need to help them succeed in their academic studies and achieve their career goals.

The office will be closed to in-person visits for the Fall 2020 semester. Zoom appointments are available by scheduling an appointment or by emailing Julianna.campos@purchase.edu.

The Office of Science Student Support Services also partners with the Offices of Admissions and the Registrar, and works with the college’s Career Development Center to counsel students on graduate and medical school admissions and provide information on employment opportunities after graduation.

Einstein Corner

Einstein Corner provides students with free tutoring assistance in such areas as mathematics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Tutors undergo a rigorous review and training process to ensure that they are qualified.

Tutors are available for virtual one-on-one sessions via Zoom.   Once an appointment is scheduled with a tutor, you will then receive an email with the link to access the Zoom meeting for your session.  Schedule an appointment.

Drop-in sessions are allowed as long as there are no scheduled appointments for that time. For a drop-in appointment, simply access the tutor’s Zoom personal meeting room (join link listed in the tutor’s bio), during their scheduled hours

While the Einstein Corner offers tutoring exclusively for math and science courses, free tutoring for other subjects is also available at the Learning Center. Students can always email the coordinator of Science Student Support Services (julianna.campos@purchase.edu) for assistance.

Natural Sciences Student Leaders

The Sciences Leaders Club originated in the fall of 2006 and evolved from the peer mentoring program.

This group provides the opportunity to learn new skills, connect with peers, and learn the ins and outs of the Purchase community. Mentees are paired with a trained, academically strong, faculty recommended student leader who serves as a great source of information and support throughout the year. Mentors and mentees meet once a week, in addition to attending bi-monthly lunch workshops.
 
Here are some of the topics covered throughout the semester:
  • How to be a Savvy Student
  • Growth Mindset
  • Campus Resources
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Personal Statement Writing
  • Defining Your Own Success
  • … and More!

Students interested in participating in the Science Leaders Club may contact the coordinator of Science Student Support Services.

Fall 2020 Tutoring Schedule

Peer tutoring for Natural & Social Science courses are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. To schedule an appointment, visit the Einstein Corner service in Starfish.

Tutor

Subject(s)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Ryan Organic Chemistry   12:30 - 2:30 pm 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   12:30 - 2:30 pm
Darlis Research Methods, Psych   12:00 - 4:00 pm 1:30 - 3:30 pm 5:30 - 7:30 pm  
Ishan Precalc, Calc 1, Comp Sci 1 & 2   1:30 - 5:00 pm   2:30 - 3:30 pm 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Kevin Physics, General Chemistry   1:00 - 4:00 pm 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 3:00 - 5:00 pm  
Amelia  Gen Bio, Microbiology 11:00 am - 2:00 pm   12:00 - 3:00 pm 11:00 am - 1:00 pm