Science Center

Fall 2022 tutoring begins on Tuesday 9/6.  Mon. – Thurs. are in-person faculty and peer tutoring and Friday are virtual only.

FOR VIRTUAL – On the day/time of your session, you will receive via your CCM email a WebEx/Zoom invite to join your tutor (BE LOGGED IN ON TIME).  In addition to our tutoring services, the Center offers the 24/7 Smarthinking online tutoring portal, which is available via Blackboard in over 150 subjects.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (BIO-101) TUTORING

All students registered in Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO-101) are welcome to attend faculty and peer tutoring appointments, workshops, review sessions, and self-study. Students are permitted to make up to two tutoring appointments a day (back-to-back are allowed), up to three 25-minute appointments each week. Students can attend workshops and weekly review sessions; it is recommended to attend one weekly review session per week. Students can also make an appointment as “self-study” to access laboratory resources in the Tutoring Center: Science (DH 156), including anatomical models, bones, compound light microscope, and histological slides. A resource library of past workshop/focus session recordings are available in the Blackboard Tutoring Center: Math, Writing, & Science Center Shell. Smarthinking, virtual off-campus tutoring is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please see the Blackboard Tutoring Center: Math, Writing, & Science Center Shell for additional information about Smarthinking.

In order to attend these sessions, students will need to schedule an appointment 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. Please note the title of the session may not appear when scheduling an appointment, please make sure you select the appropriate date and time for the session you would like to attend. Appointments can be up to 6 days in advance. Please make your appointment no later than 24 hours before the day of session.

In-person tutoring sessions will take place in Demare Hall (DH 156) and in-person review sessions will take place during the day/time, on campus specified below. Students that schedule an appointment for Virtual Tutoring or a remote Zoom review session will receive an email on the day of the session with information on how to join the Zoom session.

Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO-101) Weekly Review Session Schedule

Day/Time: Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Faculty: Professor Burns
Modality and Location: In-person: Cohen Hall (CH) 210

Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Faculty: Professor Pietropollo
Modality and Location: In-person: Cohen Hall (CH) 210

Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Faculty: Dr. Birrer
Modality and Location: In-person: Cohen Hall (CH) 210

Day/Time: Thursdays 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Faculty: Professor Cardaci
Modality and Location: Remote

In-person sessions will not be recorded. Remote Zoom 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.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (BIO-102) TUTORING

Throughout the semester, the A&P faculty will be holding a series of A&P II Focus Sessions via Zoom. All students registered in BIO 102 Anatomy and Physiology II are welcome to attend these sessions. In addition, students are welcome to attend faculty and peer tutoring appointments, workshops, and self-study. Students are permitted to make up to two tutoring appointments a day (back-to-back are allowed), up to three 25-minute appointments each week. Students can attend workshops and focus sessions sessions when offered. Students can also make an appointment as “self-study” to access laboratory resources in the Tutoring Center: Science (DH 156), including anatomical models, bones, compound light microscope, and histological slides. A resource library of past workshop/focus session recordings are available in the Blackboard Tutoring Center: Math, Writing, & Science Center Shell. Smarthinking, off-campus tutoring is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please see the Blackboard Tutoring Center: Math, Writing, & Science Center Shell for additional information.

In order to attend these sessions, students will need to schedule an appointment 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. Please note the title of the session may not appear when scheduling an appointment, please make sure you select the appropriate date and time for the session you would like to attend. Appointments can be up to 6 days in advance. Please make your appointment no later than 24 hours before the day of 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 – Endocrine System: Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
Presented by: Professor Burns
Date and Time: Thursday, September 15th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 2 – Cardiac Cycle
Presented by: Professor Pietropollo
Date and Time: Monday, September 26th 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Session 3 – Blood Typing and Blood Tracing
Presented by: Professor Gigliotti
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 11th 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Session 4 – Immunity
Presented by: Professor Gigliotti
Date and Time: Thursday, October 20th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 5 – Respiratory Pressures and Calculations
Presented by: Professor Pietropollo
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 2nd 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session 6 – Nephron Anatomy and Glomerular Filtration
Presented by: Professor Burns
Date and Time: Thursday, December 1st 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session 7 – Reproductive System: Gametogenesis and Ovarian/Uterine Cycles
Presented by: Professor Pietropollo
Date and Time: Friday, December 9th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY FALL 2022 WORKSHOPS

Throughout the semester Biology and Chemistry faculty will be holding six workshops. Three sessions will be offered in-person and three sessions will be offered remote on Zoom. Students registered in “courses for this workshop” are welcome to attend these sessions.

In order to attend these sessions, students will need to schedule an appointment 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. Please note the title of the session may not appear when scheduling an appointment, please make sure you select the appropriate date and time for the session you would like to attend. Appointments can be made up to 6 days in advance. Please make your appointment no later than 24 hours before the day of session. In-person sessions will take place during the day/time specified below on campus. Students that scheduled an appointment for a remote Zoom workshop will receive an email on the day of the session with information on how to join the Zoom session.

In-person sessions will not be recorded. Remote Zoom 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: Thursday, September 8th 12:30 – 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 test-taking strategies for face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.
Courses for this Workshop: BIO 101 & 102
Format: On Zoom

Workshop 2 – Microscopy
Presented by: Professor Jenifer Martin
Date and Time: Monday, September 12th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Description: Are you interested in learning more about microscopy? This workshop will focus on the concepts and terminology of microscopy, types and parts of the microscope, magnification, and proper care and technique when utilizing a microscope.
Courses for this Workshop: BIO 101, 102, 121, 122, 215; CHM 105
Format: face-to-face
Room: SH 152

Workshop 3 – Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis
Presented by: Dr. Loryn Stoler
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 14th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Description: Need help learning how to solve problems involving dimensional analysis? This workshop will review how to use equalities, medication dosages, and densities 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
Format: On Zoom

Workshop 4 – Effective Study and Test-Taking Strategies for Biology Students
Presented by: Dr. Teresa Birrer and Professor Frank Pietropollo
Date and Time: Friday, October 21st, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Description: Are you enrolled in a biology course and looking to enhance your study and test taking skills? Please join two biology professors for a workshop that will help you evaluate your current skills and provide you with tips to help aid in your success.
Courses for this Workshop: BIO 101, 102, 121, 122, 127, 132, 133, 215
Format: On Zoom

Workshop 5 – Solving Problems Involving Aqueous Solution Stoichiometry
Presented by: Dr. Loryn Stoler
Date and Time: Monday, October 31st 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
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
Format: face-to-face
Room: CH 210

Workshop 6 – Scientific Writing
Presented by: Professor Samantha E. Gigliotti
Date and Time: Thursday, November 10th 10:30 – 11:30 a.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
Format: face-to-face
Room: CH 210

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.