Science Center – FALL 21 Tutoring Begins

Tutoring appointments will continue to remain remote through Friday, 10/29 via Zoom/WebEx. Starting Monday, 11/1, we will resume in-person one-on-one tutoring appointments (DH156 – Tutoring Center).

VERY IMPORTANT – AFTER 11/1, ALL WORKSHOPS & SCIENCE FOCUS SESSIONS WILL REMAIN VIRTUAL ONLY via ZOOM/WEBEX. Allow 24 hours to make your appointment. FOR VIRTUAL (workshops and focus sessions) – On the day/time of your session you will receive via your CCM email a WebEx or Zoom invite to join your tutor (BE LOGGED IN ON TIME).  In addition, the Center offers the 24/7 Smarthinking online tutoring portal, which is available via Blackboard and in over 150 subjects.

A&P I (BIO 101) FOCUS SESSIONS – VIRTUAL ONLY

 Throughout the semester, the A&P faculty will be holding a series of A&PI Focus Sessions via Zoom. All students registered in BIO 101 Anatomy and Physiology I are welcome to attend these sessions. To attend these sessions, students will need to sign up on the TutorTrac scheduling system at https://tutortrac.ccm.edu; use your CCM student credentials to sign in. Upon signing in, select “Search Availability” under Student Options on the left-hand side of the screen. Next, select “Science Center” and then select the course and date range.  Appointments can be up to 6 days in advance. Please make your appointment no later than 24 hours before the day of the session.  Students will receive an email on the morning of the session with information on how to join the Zoom session.  Each session will be recorded for those unable to attend. Recordings will be posted within 48 hours to the Tutoring Center Blackboard Shell under the Science Resources on the left-hand panel.

Session 1 – Anatomy and Physiology Resources – Presented by: Professor Burns, Professor Gigliotti, and Professor Pietropollo

Date and Time: Thursday, September 16th 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Session 2 – Membrane Transport Processes  – Presented by: Professor Pietropollo

Date and Time: Friday, October 1st 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 3 – Cellular Respiration   – Presented by: Professor Gigliotti

Date and Time: Thursday, October 7th 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Session 4 – Histology   – Presented by: Professor Gigliotti

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 5th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 5 – Skeletal Anatomy   – Presented by: Professor Burns

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 20th 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Session 6 – Muscle Physiology: Skeletal Muscle Contraction  – Presented by: Professor Burns

Date and Time: Thursday, November 11th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 7 – Nervous Physiology: Action Potentials and Synapses  – Presented by: Professor Gigliotti

Date and Time: Thursday, December 2nd 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Session 8 – Integration of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System – Presented by: Professor Pietropollo

Date and Time:  Tuesday, December 14th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A&PII (BIO 102) FOCUS SESSIONS – VIRTUAL ONLY

Throughout the semester, the A&P faculty will be holding a series of A&PII Focus Sessions via Zoom. All students registered in BIO 102 Anatomy and Physiology II are welcome to attend these sessions. To attend these sessions students will need to sign up on the TutorTrac scheduling system at https://tutortrac.ccm.edu; please use your CCM student credentials to sign in. Upon signing in, select “Search Availability” under Student Options on the left-hand side of the screen. Next, select “Science Center” and then select the course and date range. Appointments can be up to 6 days in advance. Please make your appointment no later than 24 hours before the day of the session.  Students that have scheduled an appointment will receive an email on the morning of the session with information on how to join the Zoom session.  Each session will be recorded for those unable to attend. Recordings will be posted within 48 hours to the Tutoring Center Blackboard Shell under the Science Resources on the left-hand panel.

Session 1 – Anatomy and Physiology Resources  – Presented by: Professor Burns, Professor Cardaci, and Professor Pietropollo

Date and Time: Thursday, September 16th 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Zoom Link:

Session 2 – Endocrine System: Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland   – Presented by: Professor Burns

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 21st 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 3 – Cardiac Cycle   –  Presented by: Professor Pietropollo

Date and Time:  Monday, October 4th 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Session 4 – Blood Typing and Blood Tracing   – Presented by: Professor Gigliotti

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 12th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 5 –Immunity   –  Presented by: Professor Gigliotti

Date and Time: Thursday, October 28th 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Session 6 – Respiratory Pressures and Calculations   –  Presented by: Professor Pietropollo

Date and Time: Friday, November 5th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 7 – Nephron Anatomy and Glomerular Filtration   –  Presented by: Professor Burns

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 7th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 8 – Reproductive System: Gametogenesis and Ovarian/Uterine Cycles  – Presented by: Professor Pietropollo

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 15th 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Fall 2021 Workshops – Biology & Chemistry Subjects – VIRTUAL ONLY 

To attend these sessions, students will need to sign up on the TutorTrac scheduling system at https://tutortrac.ccm.edu; use your CCM student credentials to sign in. Upon signing in, select “Search Availability” under Student Options on the left-hand side of the screen. Next, select “Science Center” and then select the course and date range.  Appointments can be up to 6 days in advance. Please make your appointment no later than 24 hours before the day of the session.  Students will receive an email on the morning of the session with information on how to join the Zoom session.  Each session will be recorded for those unable to attend. Recordings will be posted within 48 hours to the Tutoring Center Blackboard Shell under the Science Resources on the left-hand panel.

Workshop 1 – Effective Study and Test-Taking Strategies for Success in A&P

Presented by: Professors Paulina Cardaci and Frank Pietropollo

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 14th 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Description: Are you enrolled in Anatomy and Physiology I or II? Join two A&P professors for a workshop on effective study and online test-taking strategies. Courses for this Workshop: BIO 101 & 102.

 Workshop 2 – Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis

Presented by: Dr. Loryn Stoler

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 21st  12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Description: Need help learning how to solve problems involving dimensional analysis? This workshop will review how to use equalities, medication dosages, and density as conversion factors to perform dimensional analysis. Join a chemistry professor who will be able to help you improve your skills with this problem solving technique. Courses for this Workshop: CHM 117 & 118, CHM 125 & 126.

Workshop 3 – Solving Problems Involving Aqueous Solution Stoichiometry

Presented by: Dr. Loryn Stoler

Date and Time: Thursday, November 4th 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: Need help learning how to solve problems involving a limiting reactant, dissociation equations, calculating the amount of precipitate present at the end of a reaction and the concentration of ions present at the end of a reaction? Join a chemistry professor who will be able to help you improve your skills in solving this type of problem. Courses for this Workshop: CHM 125.

Workshop 4 – Scientific Writing

Presented by: Professor Samantha Gigliotti

Date and Time: Thursday, November 11th 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Description: Are you taking a biology course and need help with obtaining information on how to identify and locate different types of scientific literature, and effectively write a lab report? Join a biology professor who will be able to help you improve your scientific writing. Courses for this Workshop: BIO 121 & 122, BIO 202.

The Science Center is located on the first floor of  DeMare Hall, DH 156 inside the Tutoring Center.  Tutoring is conducted by both peer and faculty tutors.  Services include one-on-one tutoring appointments, workshops, class and lab review sessions, as well as microscopes and anatomy and physiology models for hands-on studying. All students taking Biology, A& P, and Chemistry classes are encouraged to attend tutorial sessions to ask questions about course material they do not quite understand, or to get help with study skills and to review assignments. Click here to schedule a science tutoring appointment.