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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 (located in NS 3044) to obtain information and assistance with tutoring, mentoring, financial aid, or academic advising. 

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 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.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Chelsea Keesler
Coordinator, Science Student Support Services
Tel. (914) 251-6648 | Fax (914) 251-6635
Natural Sciences Building, Room 3044

Einstein Corner

Einstein Corner provides students with free tutoring assistance in such areas as mathematics, chemistry, biology, psychology, 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 and in-person sessions held in NS 3046.   When you schedule an appointment with a tutor, please note whether the time slot you’ve signed up for is an in-person or remote slot.   

Schedule an appointment.

While the Einstein Corner offers tutoring exclusively for math and science courses, free tutoring for other subjects is also available at the Learning Center

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.

Spring 2023 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.








Maneera Duddu General Chemistry II 3:00 - 6:00pm       12:30 - 3:30pm
Caroline Klemmer Organic Chemistry II   7:30 - 8:30pm 7:30 - 8:30pm   12:30 - 2:30pm 
Stephanie Weiss Cell Biology   10:30am - 12:30pm     10:30am - 12:30pm
Mackenzie Sky Developmental Biology       4:00 - 6:00pm  
Hannah Kaebnick Research Methods I & II 10:00am - 12:30pm   10:00am - 12:30pm 10:00am - 12:30pm


Madiha Aziz Research Methods I & II 5:30 - 9:30pm 3:30 - 5:30pm 6:00 - 8:00pm  


Sofia Rubin Public Health, Sociology of Childhood, Child Development & Personal/Social Relationships    12:00 - 4:00pm      
Samantha DeTurris Wildlife Toxicology       12:30 - 3:30pm  
Lavender Bloom Calculus I     9:00am - 1:00pm    
Sofia Jaramillo Linear Algebra & Calculus II   3:00 - 6:00pm     5:00 - 8:00pm