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Peer Academic Coaching for Chemistry

Support for ch 115, 125, 126, 221, 222 in Harder 110

Peer Academic Coaching is for everyone! We offer an open study space with Peer Academic Coaches available to help you develop your content knowledge and study skills pertaining to math. Check out our calendar for review sessions, study skills workshops, group study, games, and more. No need to sign up, just come by!

Sunday-Thursday 7-9 p.m. in Harder 110.

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 Juan Katie S.  Juan  Katie S.  Juan
 Jasper Katie R. Jasper Katie R. Molly
 Molly Jon (8-9PM) Molly Jasper  Katie R.
      Jon (8-9PM)  

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meet the pac team for chemistry

Jasper BallotJasper Ballot '20

Chemistry PAC Co-Captain

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Economics

About me: I first got into chemistry when I watched the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood during my senior year of high school. The show is pretty much about super powered alchemists, which at the time I though was the coolest thing. I figured that the closest thing to becoming an alchemist would be to study chemistry. I would not recommend choosing a major and a career from an anime, it has worked out surprisingly well so far!

Why PAC: I think that chemistry is such a fascinating subject that offers so much insight to world. The fear surrounding the discipline, however, blocks people from seeing how beautify the universe truly is. Furthermore, I want to help break down stigmas surrounding tutoring and asking for help.

Favorite class and why: Chemistry of Arts and Crafts, a class I am currently in where we are analyzing the chemical composition of objects at the Tang!

Academic advice: Never be afraid to ask for help, even if its with a subject you are comfortable in. Science is a collaborative effort and working with others is the best way to study.

Molly ColeMolly Cole '21

Chemistry PAC Co-Captain

Major: Biochemistry

About me: I'm a junior from Boston. I love spending my summers lifeguarding. For fun I like to ski, dance, and swim. I am also an RA in Penfield.

Why PAC: I joined PAC because I used to really struggle with chemistry and, after learning how to study for it, now I really enjoy it!

Favorite class and why: My favorite class at Skidmore was Italian because it broadened my academic experience outside of STEM classes.

Academic advice: Some academic advice I have to offer is to try as hard as you can to not procrastinate and time manage your academics, athletics, and social life so that you can be successful in all aspects! Always have a positive outlook on your abilities to succeed!

Juan AlcantaraJuan Alcantara '21

Major: Undecided, pre-med track

About me: I’m considering doing religion as a major while pursuing science at the same time! Weird I know.

Why PAC: I find it really helpful when I ask other students questions that I might be struggling with so I hope that I can be that person for others.

Favorite class and why: Organic Chemistry, simply due to all of the crazy things you can do with it!

Academic advice: Please have fun! These might be the best days of your life so don’t forget to enjoy the journey!

Jon BileJon Matthew Bile '21

Major: Biochemistry

About me: I play soccer and love to dance.

Why PAC: I joined PAC because I love chemistry and I love to help others.

Favorite class and why: Organic Chemistry 1 & 2 were my favorite classes at Skidmore because they challenged to become a better student and a better person.

Academic advice: Prioritize your health and your goals and success will follow.

Katie Rinaolo '22Katie Rinaolo

Major: Chemistry

About meI am from the area and love spending my time with my family which I am able to do more often than others! I love cooking and baking in my free time (almost all problems can be solved with good food). 

Why PACI wanted to become a PAC tutor so that I could help others with their understanding. For me, getting help from other students about a subject is sometimes more helpful than talking with professors. 

Favorite class and whyMy favorite class at Skidmore so far has been Organic Chemistry with Professor Giguere because of all the new things I learned and the journey of getting through such a tough class with friends!

Academic adviceMy advice would be to prioritize your academics and manage your time as best you can. Always de-stress when you need it!

Ayden SchattmanAyden Schattman '20

Major: Biochemistry

About me: I'm from Westport, CT. I love riding and brunch. 

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC because I love chemistry and love to help people with it.

Favorite class and why: My favorite and hardest class at Skidmore was Organic Chemistry with Professor Giguere. 

Academic advice: If I could offer any academic advice to a student it would be to never give up. No matter how stressed or hard something might be, you can always conquer it!

Kaitlin Smith '22Kaitlin Smith

Major: Undecided on the Pre-Dental track

About me: I love to cook and bake. I grew up playing ice hockey and I enjoy all types of outdoor activities!

Why PAC: I found that utilizing PAC contributed to my academic success in science. I think that working through challenging course material with peers is great and can really improve understanding of a subject. I want to be able to help other students like myself who can benefit from PAC. 

Favorite class and why: My favorite class at Skidmore so far has been Biology 107. I loved learning about the intricate aspects of biology on a cellular and molecular level. 

Academic advice: Try to stay as organized as you can! When you are organized it makes dealing with tough course material much easier. I have also found it useful to get my assignments done early so if I have any questions there is time for me to ask my professors.