Alchemist Workshops

Alchemist workshops

What are Alchemist Workshops?

  • Drop-in study sessions that are staffed by students with strong chemistry backgrounds who have received mentoring instruction through the Dean’s office.
  • Alchemists work with students individually as time allows and they facilitate group collaboration.
  • Working in groups is helpful -

It helps students to see that there is often more than one way to approach a problem.
It gives students a chance to verbalize their understanding of concepts to fellow students.
Explaining material to others often helps to deepen one’s own understanding.

  • See the schedule below to determine when and where the workshops for your course meet.


FALL 2016 Workshops
Course Room Alchemists When
Chem 10 & 10HN SC 183

Alice Herneisen
Nhu Vu

Sunday 7-9 PM
Chem 10 & 10HN SC 183 Delfin Buyco
Deondre Jordan
Tuesday 7-9 PM
Chem 10 & 10HN SC 183 Meghann Kasal
Aditi Kulkarni
Thursday 7-9 PM
Chem 32 SC 181

Olivia Leventhal
Noah Rosenberg

Sunday 7-9 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Sooyun Choi
Gurrein Madan
Monday 7-9 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Susie Min Tuesday 7-9:30 PM
Chem 32 SC 181 Aaron Holmes
Dan Park
Wednesday 7-9 PM
Chem 44 SC 264 Jessica Chen Thursday 7:30-9:30 PM

Who are workshops for?

  • Anyone currently taking a chemistry course listed in the schedule above.
  • Individuals and groups are welcome, so encourage your classmates to attend with you.

How do I effectively use workshops?

  • Drop in to a workshop any time while it is in session. When you enter the classroom, sign in, have a seat and an alchemist will assist you as soon as she or he is available.
  • To make the most of your time in workshop, first try problems on your own and bring your questions to ask the alchemist.
  • Bring your class notes and text book as these are helpful references for both you and the alchemist.
  • Reread your class notes. If there was something during lecture that you did not understand, ask about it.
  • Do not expect to be able to start and finish your homework assignments during a single workshop.
  • Do not expect to get individual attention the entire time you are in workshop, other students may also have questions for the alchemists.
  • Bring coursework or homework to work on while the alchemist is assisting other students.
  • The alchemists are here to help you succeed, not to do your coursework for you. They will not do problems for you or just give you answers.
  • Attend workshop with classmates so that you can share ideas and work together.