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Peer Academic Coaching for Mathematics & Statistics

Support for MA 100, 108, 111, 113, 200, 211, 215; MS 104

Peer Academic Coaches are available to help you develop your content knowledge and study skills.  There is no need to sign up.  Simply click on the link below to join our session during the scheduled times.  We look forward to seeing you! 


Sun (7-9PM) Mon (7-9PM) Tues (9-11AM) Wed (7-9PM) Thurs (7-9PM)
 Suzanne Cecily Cecily Michael Ian
Katie Katie Michael Jordan Suzanne

meet the PAC team for Mathematics and Statistics

Suzanne O'HaraSuzanne O'Hara '21

Mathematics and Statistics PAC Captain

Major: Mathematics

About me: I’m big into crafting and playing dungeons and dragons.  I love improv comedy and have another job at Skidmore as a grader in the math department.

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC because I liked the study environment it provides and wanted to be a part of doing that for other students.

Favorite class and why: My favorite class at Skidmore so far was Mathematical Reasoning and Discreet Structures with Mark Hofmann.

Academic advice: My best academic advice is to break up your studying into pieces to keep you from getting fried out.

Ian Maywar '21Ian Maywar

Major: Biology and Mathematics

About me: Stranger Things season one over everything. Big Kaytranada fan. Love volleyball and basketball.

Why PAC: I want to help create a welcoming study environment where all students can excel at Math!

Favorite class and why: Linear Algebra with Professor Huibregtse. Love those matrices!

Academic advice: Keep busy with sports, extracurriculars, and hobbies. It motivates you to do your work!

Jordan MazurJordan Mazur '21

Major: Mathematics

About me: I love math because it can be used for just about anything. I’m interested in using math and computer science to make the world a better place. I am particularly passionate about women’s rights and education. When I’m not solving problems, I love to get outside! I’m an avid rock climber and lead all kinds of trips with the Skidmore Outing Club. My favorite trail snack in a breakfast burrito or a bagel from uncommon.

Why PAC: I love the collaborative nature of PAC and am excited to both share my knowledge and learn in a math centered environment.

Favorite class and why: Linear algebra because this was the first class where I realized that the type of problem solving I enjoy could also be used for a variety of applications.

Academic advice: It always gets done. When we are stressed and overwhelmed with our workload it can be hard to see the finish line. In those moments it is important to make a game plan, get focused, and take some deep breaths.

Michael MillerMichael Miller '21

Major: Mathematics and Computer Science

About me: If I am not studying math/cs or playing chess I'm usually trying to get outside to play soccer, bike, etc.

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC because I love being in environments focused on math where I am able to both teach and learn.

Favorite class and why: Calc 3 and linear algebra. I loved these classes because they are very closely related in some ways but also because they are fundamental in almost all applied math problems.

Academic advice: My number one advice is to not procrastinate because everything else always falls into place.

Cynthia QinCynthia Qin '21

Major: Mathematic

Minor: Statistics

About me: I never stop trying!

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC to help people while learning from others.

Favorite class and why: Intro to Asian Study (Learning about my hometown and my country from the western perspective was really cool!)

Academic advice: Do not be afraid to make mistakes..

Cecily Szady '22

Major: Biochemistry minor in Mathematics Cecily

About me: Hey! I’m Cecily Szady. This is my first year being a math PAC and I’m so excited. Ive loved math ever since I was a kid. When I was younger I would say I want to be a “math magician” when i got older instead of a mathematician :) I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC because they have been so helpful with my transition into Skidmore and adjusting to college level work and I want to be able to help people in the same way I was helped.

Favorite class and why: My favorite math class so far has been Calc II. I really enjoyed the project we did with the 3-D printers! I made a yoyo, all from calculus. It was by far one of my favorite academic experiences at Skidmore. 

Academic advice: The best academic advice that I have received is to not be afraid to ask for help. Being able to recognize when you need help and where to go is a very useful life skill that can be carried out of an academic setting as well.

Katie Yan '22Katie Yan

Major: Mathematics & Biology

About me: I’m also a ballet dancer and enjoy baking! 

Why PAC: I want to explore teaching mathematics in the future and PAC is a great way to start!

Favorite class and why: Differential Equations with Rebecca Trousil!  I loved learning how calculus could be applied to biological systems and I continue to do research that uses concepts I learned in this class. 

Academic advice: Take risks.